“I saved a man’s life! He doesn’t know it”
TINA Fey saved a man’s life in lockdown.
The ‘Saturday Night Live’ star recalled how she heard the faint cries of help from someone whilst she was just outside New York City and called the police, who soon realised there was a man who had overturned in his kayak.
Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she said: “The cops take off, and then we found out a couple of hours later that it was a guy who flipped a kayak in the Hudson and was floating, no oar. They found him a mile north in the river. I saved a man’s life! He doesn’t know it was us.”
During lockdown, Tina hosted the ‘Rise Up New York’ telethon, which raised money for coronavirus relief efforts in New York City and she was visibly moved by the public’s response to the pandemic.
Prior to revealing the eye-watering amount raised through the event, Tina said: “I am told that the number of donors is well over 100,000 people from kids with piggy banks to million-dollar gifts. No matter how big or small, they all share that spirit of generosity, and in the end, that is how we’ll win.”
And when it was revealed that as much as $115 million had been raised through the telethon, Tina appeared to be genuinely shocked.
She asked: “Is this real? … Okay … $115 million. We did this. You did this, we are difference makers. $115 million, what a great day for New York.”
Tina then thanked everyone who donated their money to the coronavirus relief fund.
She said: “Thank you to everyone who gave and gave and gave from all over the world. There’s so much more to do.”