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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Pete Alonso Sends Heartfelt Message to Nurses and Doctors Battling Coronavirus

Professional athletes are cheered for and loved by millions of fans around the world. They’re worshipped liked super heroes, called role models and referred to as legends.

But as we are seeing now with a global pandemic like the coronavirus virus, the sports world is put on hold and a different type of hero is brought into the limelight. The truck drivers making deliveries to the supermarket. The teachers reading stories to their students via virtual video sessions. The nurses and doctors who put their own health and safety at risk to treat the patients infected by this dangerous, highly contagious and deadly virus.

So when someone routinely referred to as a superstar, like Mets first-baseman Pete Alonso, sends individual messages to nurses and doctors thanking them for their time and effort, for saving lives and keeping people safe during this health crisis, it’s an inspiring and very big role reversal.

Judging by the reactions from the nurses and doctors, the incredibly powerful and benevolent gesture by the New York All-Star truly meant something special to those that received it. You can see it in the video and feel it in your heart. It evokes emotion, some of the medical workers even started to tear.

 

QLE Posted: March 26, 2020 at 12:58 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: coronavirus, pete alonso

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   1. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: March 26, 2020 at 03:03 AM (#5933623)
Worth a watch, if only for the reactions to his message.

Good on ya, Pete!
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: March 26, 2020 at 11:21 AM (#5933706)
I can't remember a big bear as open and genuine and naive and guileless and as Alonso in a long, long time - and I love it.

he's every bit as deliriously happy to play baseball for a living - and he will, again - as anyone alive.

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