Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, made a special Valentine’s Day weekend surprise visit to frontline workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The couple made an unplanned visit on Saturday (Feb. 13) to the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center to meet Denis McDonough, the new VA secretary, and his wife Kari, to hand out baskets of Valentine’s Day cookies to healthcare workers.
“We are so grateful for you,” Harris, 56, said to the doctors and nurses, who were provided coffee by the McDonoughs, People reports.
Each individually wrapped cookie came with a note attached that said “Have a sweet Valentine’s Day! We appreciate you. Kamala & Doug,” the report notes.
On Friday (Feb. 12) First Lady Jill Biden installed large Valentine’s hearts on the North Lawn of the White House as a hopeful message to the country.
“Unity. Compassion. Courage. Strength. Family. Healing,” a few of the pink, red and white hearts said.
“I just wanted some joy and I think just, with the pandemic, everybody’s feeling a little down, so it’s just a little joy, a little hope. That’s all,” the First Lady told reporters.