The Governor had his daily briefing on the Coronavirus, and took some time out to offer some inspiring words to all citizens of the State of New York.
"And - We're not Democrats, and we're not Republicans. We are Americans at the end of the day. And that's who we are. And that's who we are when we are at our best."
He made it a point to talk about how this isn't a situation where it isn't the end of the World, as many people panic over the right things to do. That is is simply a disruption in our daily lives that we will recover from, with proper precautions.
He reminisced on some great family memories he's had.
"I would go to my Mother and Father's apartment. ... She's just pure love my Mother. ... Don't touch this! Don't touch that! After a couple hours my Father would say 'I think you have to go to work now pal.' And I'd say 'No Dad I don't have to go to work.' 'No no, I think you have to go work now pal.' Having all the kids in that tight environment, that's very stressful. That's why yesterday, we said all the fees on all the parks are waived."
He went on to talk about tension in families, struggling over the right thing to do with family members.
He hasn't been able to see his daughter for two weeks, and the emotional stress he has been experiencing, with the premonition of possibly giving her the virus - Is something we can all relate to.
"It's a hard time. It is a hard time on every level. It is a frightening time on every level. At the same time, it is 'this much time.' ... We will get through 'this much time.' Be a little more sensitive. Understand the stress, understand the fear. Be a little bit more loving, a little bit more compassionate, a little bit more comforting, a little bit more cooperative, and we will get through this time."
He finishes this statement with highlighting that it will be a challenging time. But, that we need to be considerate of these challenging times we're in, and learn from them.
You can listen to his full statement below.