Amid the coronavirus outbreak, there have been some incredible acts of kindness. From celebrity donations to people offering to do the grocery shopping for those who are vulnerable, people have really been going above and beyond to help in any way they can.
The latest move comes from Patriots owner, Robert Kraft. Although some are a little unsure of the gesture...
Keep scrolling to find out why.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, there have been some heartwarming acts of kindness across the globe.
Let's kick off with donations.
@CNN TikTok gives $10 million to coronavirus response The World Health Organization on Monday announced that its C… https://t.co/x7ohuRpEN0— CNN Philippines (@CNN Philippines)1584992639.0
Legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, donated a generous $10 million last week.WWD reports that the brand is working with its U.S. team to create 25,000 isolation gowns and 250,000 masks.
L.A. Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer, has pledged $25 million.
Even Kylie Jenner has also done her bit to help.
Some celebs have come up with more creative ways to raise money.
demi lovato performing skyscraper in 2020 i'm not crying you are #iHeartConcertOnFOX https://t.co/fjjsiF1liU— lara (@lara)1585533414.0
But of course, it's not just celebs who have been making a difference...
If anyone near our shop has to self isolate over the corona virus and are on benefits I will put together a two wee… https://t.co/SAu7cygsl5— dave jones, EOTM (@dave jones, EOTM)1583703163.0
One man turned his school bus into a delivery truck for Food for Kids.
This is Ibrahim, I met him at the Merrifield @HomeDepot this morning. He’s usually a Fairfax County school bus driv… https://t.co/9ihVV1kExF— Tara Copp (@Tara Copp)1584797125.0
Pay it forward.
Edge Coffee in Holywood is giving away ‘pay-it-forward’ hot drinks to all frontline workers today inc teachers, pha… https://t.co/luSm5bSs12— Jessica Black (@Jessica Black)1584700010.0
Helping kids stay creative.
A couple neighbors in Nebraska are delivering free creativity bags to the doorsteps of kids stuck at home.… https://t.co/7PhzEHsTQs— GoFundMe (@GoFundMe)1584659706.0
Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way.
Spotted on my walk this morning, a reminder. https://t.co/BB23UMBTDe— Christy Chirinos (@Christy Chirinos)1585570824.0
The latest move in a bid to tackle the virus comes from Patriots owner, Robert Kraft...
via: Getty ImagesKraft reportedly negotiated with several people around the globe to get the vital protective masks frontline medical workers so desperately need.
And once he finally struck up a deal...
via: Getty ImagesHe sent the team's jet over to China, where it was loaded with 1.2 million N95 masks.
But this wasn't actually supposed to happen...
via: Getty ImagesMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker had previously secured 1.7 million masks through manufacturers in China, but there was no way of transporting them out of the country.
This was when Patriots COO Jonathan Kraft had the idea of using the team plane to transport the goods.
via: TwitterBut, of the 1.7 million masks ordered, only 1.2 million could fit on the Boeing 767 - designed to carry people, rather than cargo.
The remaining masks are reportedly going to be delivered to the U.S. shortly.
via: TwitterAccording to the WSJ, the Kraft family paid nearly $2 million - equating to around half the cost - for the masks.
And reactions to the move have been strong.
@TMZ At least his using his privilege for good...— Joy (@Joy)1585834913.0
And many are calling for more billionaires to step up and do the same.Of course, many have been reluctant to praise Kraft, but it's hard to deny that this move will help a lot of people.
Although others aren't quite as sure...
via: FacebookSeveral people began raising concerns over the fact that the masks may be contaminated.
Some said that they think the masks should be cleaned before being handed out.
@OnlyInBOS Make sure to disinfect the boxes and masks, before sending them to hospitals— “DharmaKarmaReincarnation” (@“DharmaKarmaReincarnation”)1585827283.0