Random acts of kindness are spreading across parts of the nation to help feed health professionals who are trying to contain the deadly Asian disease.
Struggling restaurants have received anonymous orders to deliver large amounts of food to more than 12 busy hospitals across New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Washington state.
One of the compassionate orders was for Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.
“An anonymous donation providing lunch to some hardworking staff at Hackensack Hospital this afternoon,” West Orange-based Chit Chat Diner said on Instagram with a video of nearly 70 hot meals. “We are so grateful. To all the people working to help others, we cannot thank you enough.”
Several social media users, who were very moved, started acknowledging President Donald Trump’s re-election team for the generous act toward medical professionals handling the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus pandemic.
“Thank you Donald Trump,” Brian Tort said on Instagram.
“Thank you to all the front line personnel [at Hackensack Hospital] and to the Trump 2020 organization,” Jary Welker said on Instagram.
Nunataq CEO Robert Ryan also expressed his appreciation and kindest wishes for the Trump 2020 team.
“Way to go President Trump’s campaign staff,” he said on Instagram. “It is obvious that the kindness flows from the top and you are amazingly wonderful for doing such a tremendous job in believing in doing the right thing, as he does … bless all of you.”
The food, which is so far estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars, was donated anonymously because campaign staff did not want their actions to be considered to be part of any political campaign.
“They are doing it as a donor who cares,” an anonymous person told Fox News. “Nothing politically is tied to it … we are just trying to, you know, show a thank you.”
Their actions were intended to support local restaurants and thank nurses, doctors, and other first responders for their good work.
“They are trying to send things that are like [going to help] local restaurants that may need support, [and] cool restaurant icons of the area that may need the business,” a source told the broadcaster.
Another takeout order for Hudson Regional Hospital was paid for at Giovanni’s Italian Deli in Secaucus.
“They only told us their first name,” a deli employee said according to the broadcaster. “They called us, and they had us donate meals for the nurses and doctors—an assortment of things, 40 platters of pasta, salads, [and] sandwiches. We are happy to do it, trust me.”
More orders were placed at Turning Point of Long Branch, Antonio’s Trattoria in the Bronx, and Nick’s Grill in Kirkland, Washington.