Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Sends Team Jet to Bring 1.2 Million Masks From China | 22 Words

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.

So, before we get into Robert Kraft's gesture, let's have a look at some of the amazing things people have been doing to help.

Let's kick off with donations.

Several celebrities have been donating money to coronavirus relief efforts to try and help find a cure for the virus.

Legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, donated a generous $10 million last week.

But, of course, that wasn't all. The fashion brand also announced that it is also preparing to produce medical-grade protective materials such as gowns and masks for frontline healthcare workers. 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.

The former Microsoft executive made the donation on behalf of himself and his wife.

Even Kylie Jenner has also done her bit to help.

Kylie Jenner donated the sum of $1 million dollars to help fight coronavirus. Her money will go towards providing face masks and other essential equipment.

Some celebs have come up with more creative ways to raise money.

Elton John hosted a benefit concert, titled iHeart Living Room Concert For America, on Sunday featuring a ton of famous faces performing from their homes including Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Sam Smith, and Lizzo. As per the BBC, the amount raised from the event was not immediately revealed, but Procter & Gamble gave $500,000, which was also matched by Fox.

But of course, it's not just celebs who have been making a difference...

Organizations, companies, and of course, ordinary people have also been mucking in.

One man turned his school bus into a delivery truck for Food for Kids.

"They delivered 10,000 meals Friday. Made my day."

Pay it forward.

This is such an amazing idea.

Helping kids stay creative.

"We delivered two dozen creativity bags before our Facebook post exploded. Now we have 700+ requests and cannot continue to self-fund. These bags are designed for low-income families with kids between 4 - 11 years old. They include activity books, crayons, pencils, pipe cleaners, construction paper, play-doh, stickers, and more. Each bag has a variety of items to keep your kids engaged," their page reads.

Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way.

Motivational messages and rainbows have been popping up on sidewalks and windows across the globe.

The latest move in a bid to tackle the virus comes from Patriots owner, Robert Kraft...

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Kraft 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...

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He 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...

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Massachusetts 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.

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But, 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.

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According 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.

Many have been praising Kraft for the gesture.

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...

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Several 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.

For more on the pandemic, keep scrolling to check out a list of all the celebs trying to cheer us up. Just wait until you see the video of John Legend...