On March 31, Chris Cuomo announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Though many others in the world of news broadcasting shared well wishes for the CNN anchor, one response was noticeably more powerful. The following day, on CNN Tonight, Don Lemon fought back tears talking about his colleague.
“I said I wasn’t going to do this,” the host said, while dabbing his eyes with a tissue. “He’s probably sitting at home laughing at me…Chris and I are really good friends; we live near each other. And so, when I walk into work every day, I have to walk by where Chris is so I usually go to his office.” It was clear that Don was greatly missing his friend and seeing him every day.