KINGSTON, Jamaica – If there was ever any doubt about the impact the Jamaican culture has had on people all over the world, they were settled once more as a discussion between superstar actress, Kerry Washington, and Canadian YouTuber, Lilly Singh, prompted tears when Singh got emotional over the mere thought of Jamaican patties.
In the latest episode on Washington's YouTube series, Street You Grew Up On, Singh talks about her upbringing, particularly her schooling in Scarborough, Ontario, where she revealed she would have a Jamaican patty everyday for lunch.
"Half of my school was Tamil and half of my school was Jamaican," Singh disclosed, to which Washington responded, "oh my people."
Washington is of Jamaican parentage as she was born to a Jamaican mother. Back in 2019, Washington paid homage to her roots indicating that she was extremely proud to be Jamaican.
A promise from Washington to source Jamaican patties for the popular YouTuber, sparked an emotional moment between the pair as Singh sighed satisfyingly at the gesture.
"Sometimes I have them shipped from the East Coast so I'll let you know. You can come over to the crib, you can have some patties and Cocoa Bread. The whole situation. We'll have to hook that up," Washington told Singh. The Canadian YouTuber gasped as she responded, "yes!"
"This is the closest in this interview that I've come to crying," Singh said. "I actually just got goosebumps."
"You guys may think I'm joking but I'm getting so emotional," she continued. "They're so good."
Washington, in promoting the latest episode on her YouTube channel shared the snippet of Singh's emotional moment with a caption that paid homage to Jamaican patties.
"Jamaican Patties are life. SO much so that @lilly literally cries over them. I got you girl, I’ll get some shipped to you," Washington's caption read.
Singh who reposted the snippet in her Instagram stories told her 12 million strong following to go watch her "cry over Jamaican patties."
The discussion set off a firestorm of praises for the Jamaican delicacy in the comments section with Instagram users giving their own testimonies about the unmatched taste of Jamaican patties.
This latest endorsement of the Jamaican culture, particularly the island's cuisine comes just days after the country celebrated its 60th year of Independence.