“The statisticians when they did their curve did not know how New Yorkers would respond… they didn’t know how unified New Yorkers can be and how responsible they can be and how caring they are and how they rally for one another… that’s what they couldn’t count in those models. They couldn’t count the spirit of New Yorkers and the love of New Yorkers to step up and do the right thing,” said Governor Cuomo in his press conference earlier today before revealing the state’s powerful new “How You Save A Life” video. The moving montage, set to The Fray’s “How to Save a Life,” is a compilation of the photos real New Yorkers shared of themselves staying home.
Video courtesy of the office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
The video was created as part of the #IStayHomeFor social media campaign that the state launched on Wednesday, encouraging New Yorkers to post photos of themselves at home and nominate their friends and family to participate.
The governor’s decision to release the video today is likely due to the fact that New York is continuing to show a flattening of the curve. But as governor Cuomo said, he remains “cautiously optimistic” because the continued flattening is dependent upon New Yorkers remaining disciplined. And as always, he reminded us to remain “New York Tough.”