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WATCH: Patriots’ Robert Kraft praises Massachusetts and New York’s handling of COVID-19

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has always been someone to show altruism at a time of tragedy around the United States and the rest of the world.

That did not change early Thursday morning when Kraft chartered the team’s private plane to China as a way to pick up over a million N95 masks to help first responders who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The plane arrived in Boston Thursday evening.

In talking about the responses to this devastating virus from leaders in New York and his state of Massachusetts, Kraft had nothing but great things to say.

A known friend of President Donald Trump, Kraft realizes that COVID-19 pandemic transcends politics. He talked about how Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo worked together.

He opened up about the need to help Jets and Giants fans in the hard hit region of New York City, providing a much-needed 300,000 masks for tireless and heroic first responders.

The United States is going to need more leadership from individuals like these three moving forward if we’re going to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

As he always has, much credit to Mr. Kraft for doing his part.