- How nice is that, it could have been a ticket, after all.
That same doctor was thanking the Minnesota state trooper after they stopped her for speeding, and gave her the N95 masks, instead of a speeding ticket.
Dr. Sarah Ashraf Janjua publicly thanked State Trooper Brian J Schwartz for his kindness during the this COVID-19 pandemic, in a Facebook post.
The trooper did scold her for speeding, saying that it was irresponsible for her to do so as it would take up resources if she got into an accident and would therefore not be able to help her patients.
She was expecting a ticket but was instead let off with a warning and given a gift on top of that, five medical masks. The masks came from the supply the state was give for his own protection.
“I burst into tears,” she said. “And though it may just have been the cold wind, I think he teared up a little as well, before wishing me well and walking away.”
Like other fellow health care workers and first responders, Dr. Janjua said she has been afraid of not having adequate PPE (personal protective equipment) and “worried about what would happen if I fell sick far from home.”
“This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking,” she added. “The veil of civilization may be thin, but not all that lies behind it is savage. We are going to be OK.”
The Minnesota State Patrol praised the doctor and trooper for their hard work and dedication. “Troopers are working hard during the pandemic and are thinking about all the first responders who are caring for Minnesotans during this critical time,” the department posted to its Facebook page.
We all hope this Corona life is over as soon as possible, and that it never comes back either. Am I right?