We often feel that we have to face all our battles alone with no one by our side, isolated inside our houses with no place safe to go. Many books and movies are made about fantastical events, about one man alone, facing down the slithering dragon in the middle of a stormy sea with nothing but the sword in his hand and the tattered clothes on his back. But often bravery and kindness is found elsewhere, in small, overlooked things, in the everyday doings of ordinary folk.
Just in the past day, through this website, help has come from people thousands of miles away, across the ocean, to the citizens of Albuquerque. Jinlian Tu donated 70 surgical masks (Ningbo, China), Mao Li donated 2000 masks (Shanghai, China), and Shenzhen Baofengtong Electrical Appliances Manufacturing Co, Ltd donated 1050 masks (Shenzhen, China). Though the prices of these masks may not be high, the shipping through Express Mail has made the costs skyrocket because there are so few planes flying between countries right now. Yet these donations, no matter how many or how expensive, were made by ordinary people, just like you and me, trying to make someone else’s day just a little bit better. Governments and politics between towns, cities, and countries may clash, but the hearts of people are still true, no matter the color of skin or the type of culture. This is a hard time for everyone around the globe, but remember, there are 7 billion beating hearts out there, helping, trying, striving, for a better tomorrow hand in hand with you.
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