‘Humanity At Its Best’: Kansas Farmer Sends N95 Mask To Andrew Cuomo For A Doctor Or Nurse Who Needs It More

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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A Kansas farmer sent an N95 mask to New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo — it was one of only five that he had for farm use.

According to the letter from Dennis, which Cuomo shared Friday with the man’s last name redacted, he felt that health care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic on the front lines needed that mask more than he did. (RELATED: ‘I Don’t Know That Your Assertion Is Factually Accurate’: Andrew Cuomo Pushes Back On ‘Little Brother’ Chris)

“I received this letter from a farmer in northeast Kansas. His wife is ill and he is aging. He sent me 1 of 5 N95 masks he has from farming to pass on to a doctor or nurse in New York,” Cuomo tweeted. “This is humanity at its best. I share his letter as inspiration.”

“I seriously doubt that you will ever read this letter as I know you are busy beyond belief with the disaster that has befallen our country. We currently (as of March 26, 2020) are a nation in crisis. Of that there is no doubt,” Dennis wrote, praising Cuomo’s actions as “spot on correct” and commending him for being willing to tell the truth.

Dennis went on to detail his wife’s condition, noting that she was certainly at increased risk if she were to be exposed to coronavirus.

“Enclosed find a solitary N95 mask left over from my farming days. It has never been used. If you could, would you please give this mask to a nurse or doctor in your city. I have kept four masks for my immediate family,” Dennis concluded, adding, “Please keep on doing what you do so well, which is to lead.”