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Gift of the Mask: Cuomo lauds retired farmer's gesture

Gift of the Mask: Cuomo lauds retired farmer's gesture
Posted at 3:15 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 18:15:28-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A retired farmer in Kansas whose wife has one lung shipped one of the couple's five N-95 masks to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for use by a doctor or a nurse.

Cuomo read the entire letter at his daily briefing as an example of courage and generosity in dark times.

Cuomo's eyes misted as he brandished the mask at his daily briefing.

Dennis Ruhnke said he was surprised at the public attention.