A retired farmer who wishes to be known only as Dennis lives in northeast Kansas. He and his wife, who has only one lung and other health problems, are in their 70s. Recently Dennis discovered a stash of five N95 respirator masks, the kind that are in highest demand during the current pandemic. He'd worn similar masks while farming, but these were still new. He decided to keep four of them for him and his wife, but what about fifth mask? He mailed it to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, with a note that asked, "If you could, would you please give this mask to a nurse or doctor in your state?"
During his daily TV briefing on Friday, April 24, Cuomo read the hand-written letter he received from the couple, using their letter as a heartwarming example of humanity in times of crisis. "You want to talk about a snapshot of humanity?" he asked. "You have five masks. Do you hide them or keep them for yourself? No, you send one mask to New York to help a nurse or doctor. How beautiful is that?"
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