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Good News: Chef José Andrés Promises Free Meals for Doctors and Nurses When Restaurants Re-Open

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Chef and activist José Andrés has promised that every active doctor and nurse will eat for free at his restaurants for the remainder of the year.

Andrés took to Twitter to announce his promise, writing, “This is my promise! My mom and dad, and uncle, and godmother were nurses, doctors, pharmacist! When I reopen my restaurants, I hope I will, every active Doctor and Nurse will eat for free for the rest of the year.”

The post was a response to a video from NowThis, which showed Mass General ICU nurses “begging” Americans to play their part amid the coronavirus outbreak.

This is not the first time Andrés has lent a helping hand during the global pandemic — in March the chef announced that because his DC restaurants were closed due to the virus, many of them “will transform into Community Kitchens to offer to-go lunches for those who need a meal.”

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