COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-04-16

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, NYS Gov. Cuomo with Christoper Cuomo - Those Simple Things We Took for Granted, Maybe We'll Cherish Them More

Chris Cuomo: Everybody's having their little picture of what normal will look like. What they want to get back to. With the summer coming, what does the future look like in your minds eye? What are you looking forward to being able to do again?

Governor Cuomo: I think this is one of those situations in life that shows us really what to be thankful for and gives us some perspective. It's simpler than we tend to make it. What do I want? I want to be able to go fishing with you and throw my cellphone in the ocean and not worry about it. I want to be able to sit around the table with Mom and laugh and your kids and my kids and be able to hug them without worrying about social distancing. I never want to hear about social distancing again. I don't want get up at 4 o'clock in the morning and the first thing I have to go through is understanding how many deaths we had the night before. I don't want to talk to any more families who lost family members. I want the pain to stop. I want the fear to stop. I want the anxiety to stop. I want you to get out of your basement. I want Cristina to be okay. I want those hospital workers to be able to go home and sleep a full night. Just let's get back to normal. Let's get back to family. Let's get back to all those simple things that we took for granted and we were wrong and now we miss. And when we get them back, maybe we'll cherish them more than we ever have.
Edited for redundancy, grammar, and emphasis
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