“New York It’s tough “(tough, in English) is the title of an emotional video posted on the networks to encourage New Yorkers before the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and that uses part of a governor’s speech Andrew Cuomo, who has also shared it in the social networks.
“Put an end to that anxiety, put an end to that fear, put an end to that paranoia because we are going to overcome it, because we are New York,” says Governor Cuomo’s voice at the start of the two-minute video that shows, in black and white, images of emblematic places of the city such as the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the skyscrapers of the Empire State o the profile of the economic center of the city.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 4, 2020
The voice of Cuomo, who this Sunday assured that the state could have reached the maximum point of contagion, assures that New Yorkers have “dealt with many things” while still images of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the floods appear. caused by Hurricane “Sandy” in 2012.
“Because New York is tough, because we’re tough, because we have to be tough, because this place makes you tough, but tough in a good way,” says Cuomo, whose popularity ratings have skyrocketed since the outbreak of the crisis earlier. of March.
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The video, produced by the New York company Convict, and which can be seen at the address http://convicts.nyc/profiles/ny-tough, was published this weekend and already has more than a million visits.
Its creators assure that the objective is to highlight the hardness and love of New York
“Right now, we need to double the two halves of that emotion: we need more toughness and more love than ever,” they say on their website.
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At the end of the two minutes of images, accompanied by music as well as the voice of the governor, they dedicate the video to the fatalities, who in this region of the northeastern United States today exceeded 4 thousand, and to the sick, whose official number reached this Sunday the 122 thousand.
“New York loves us all, African Americans, whites, Latinos, Asians, short, tall, gay, straight; New York loves everyone,” Cuomo says in the recording, he concludes by stressing that at the end of this “long” day, “love will win and win again”.