CLEVELAND — On Friday, Kevin Love brought smiles to quite a few faces across Northeast Ohio.
The Cavs star forward arranged for meals to be delivered to healthcare workers at Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospitals, then kept the caravan moving to first responders of the Avon and Bratenahl fire and police departments.
"We appreciate all that you are doing right now," Love wrote on Instagram. "I am amazed by your strength and perseverance through all of this."
Last week, Love was featured on a video shown by Gov. Mike DeWine during a coronavirus briefing. Love shared a message aimed at frontline professionals and essential workers.
"You guys -- and I mean the first responders, the medical staff, everybody working at the hospitals, the grocery store workers, the pharmacy workers, you guys are our true heroes. You guys are having to sacrifice so much during this time. So we thank you," Love said. "We really do from the bottom of our heart and knowing that moving forward, we need more people like you."
Love continued: "We will get through this as a country and as people of Ohio. And it's going to be a fight. We need to continue to adhere to all these guidelines as I mentioned, but we will get through it and we will come out a stronger Ohio."
Last month, Love donated $100,000 aimed at helping employees at the Cavs' home arena, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, after the NBA indefinitely suspended its season.