Brooke Baldwin returns to CNN after coronavirus recovery: 'Thank you for sending me so much love'

Brooke Baldwin returns to CNN after coronavirus recovery: 'Thank you for sending me so much love'

CNN's Brooke Baldwin returned to her afternoon news program on Monday after a battle with coronavirus, thanking viewers for their "kindness and generosity with me through texts and emails and a lot of DMs on Instagram."

She called the outreach "the biggest gift I unexpectedly received" while in quarantine at home. 

Baldwin, who joined CNN in 2008, announced she had tested positive for the coronavirus on April 3.

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The 40-year-old anchor is based in New York, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S.

“Let me start with a thank you. Thank you for sending me so much love and prayers," Baldwin said Monday on "CNN Newsroom."

“Kindness and generosity. Let’s extend it to those who are disproportionately affected by coronavirus. Let’s extend it to those who deliver our mail, stock our groceries, collect our garbage. Let’s extend it to our families, our friends, and yes, even our adversaries,” she continued.

"Hearing from thousands of you, sharing your kindness and generosity with me through texts and emails and a lot of DMs on Instagram was the biggest gift I unexpectedly received these last few weeks, and it showed me how even when the world stops and takes a collective breath, we are all capable of showing up for one another," Baldwin later added.

"I am so moved by the millions of you who have been willing to sacrifice so much in the last few weeks all for the safety of your fellow Americans," she said. "I know it’s tough, and it still is. When the world reopens for good, let’s remember these more challenging times and remind ourselves we have the power to take care of one another."

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