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Jimmy Kimmel Surprises Dearborn Woman With Birthday Gift

DEARBORN, MI — Jimmy Kimmel, a host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC, surprised one of his biggest fans with a birthday gift Sunday.

Lillie Washington, a resident at Beaumont Commons, Dearborn, turned 95 years old Sunday and was stunned when she received a signed T-shirt, hat and card as a gift from Kimmel in the mail.

“I watch him every night, religiously,” Washington said in a video of her opening up a letter from Kimmel.

Washington was profiled in the Dearborn Press and Guide, in which she said her favorite TV show is “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” While Kimmel vacationed over the summer, Washington complained that his guest hosts were not as funny.

To everyone’s surprise, Kimmel read the story. Kimmel’s assistant then emailed the senior living community to inquire about the best way to send a package to such an enthusiastic fan.

Donna Brandt, sales manager for Beaumont Commons,

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