As the coronavirus pandemic hits us all hard and affects our lives, here are some heartwarming stories that have been going the rounds on the internet about how humanity can still be saved despite all the negativity out there.
Doctor's Message To Her Children
One New York City doctor named Cornelia Griggs has spent an entire weekend on-call due to the coronavirus pandemic as of many others like her in the frontlines of the fight.
She still had time to post a rather touching video of her talking to her kids in the genuine chance that she might die from the one thing she's fighting against, the coronavirus. She tweeted the story, and has since been getting around, and sympathy for her and those in the frontline are at an all-time high.
She tweeted, "My babies are too young to read this now. And they'd barely recognize me in my gear. But if they lose me to COVID, I want them to know Mommy tried hard to do her job. #GetMePPE #NYC."
Dr. Griggs is a pediatric surgery fellow at Columbia University Medical Center told CNN's John Berman that it was a very long, exhausting weekend for her and her colleagues.
The tweet has garnered many supporters like Missy Elliot and tweeted this, "We are going to speak it out of mouths that your babies will read this & you will be around to tell them about your bravery & others! Thank you for your hard work to help save lives,"
Dr. Griggs has spoken out, saying that the reason this tweet went viral is that it resonates with all those who are in the frontlines who feel similarly about the situation and would never know when the time would come for them since they are always exposed.
She had this to say, "Waking up and walking into the hospital can feel like walking into the fire," and also added, "I feel scared every day, but I'm still very determined to go to work every day and do the job that needs to be done because I still love my job."
Doctor Gets Pulled Over By a Trooper For Speeding But Gets Face Masks Instead of Ticket
Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua, who is a cardiologist at a coronavirus quarantine unit located in Duluth, was pulled over by a state trooper named Brian Schwartz for speeding on Mar. 21.
Instead of getting a ticket, however, she received an incredible gift. Schwartz gave Janjua five of the N95 masks that he was supposed to be using for his personal safety and, of course, a warning for speeding.
Janjua took to Facebook and posted this, "I burst into tears. And though it may just have been the cold wind, I think he teared up a little as well, before wishing me well and walking away,"
"This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking."
Schwartz was able to explain his side, and he said that he felt it was the right thing to do after "seeing two used N95 maks in her purse and assumed she was reusing," as a statement from Minnesota State Patrol said to CNN.
Janjua told CNN, "I think we are all just hanging on to something that makes us feel safe," Janjua told CNN. "Somehow, for Americans, that something has become N95 masks and toilet paper. Trooper Schwartz' act of kindness became my something."