Coronavirus: Laura Bush, Michelle Obama share message of hope during Global Citizen concert

FILE PHOTO: Former first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama joined together, albeit from their own separate houses, to share a message of hope as part of the Global Citizen concert. (Alex Wong/Getty Images
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FILE PHOTO: Former first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama joined together, albeit from their own separate houses, to share a message of hope as part of the Global Citizen concert. (Alex Wong/Getty Images

Former first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama joined together, albeit from their own separate houses, to share a message of hope as part of the Global Citizen concert.

They also expressed gratitude to first responders, medical professionals and other frontline workers during the "One World: Together At Home" TV concert and fundraiser for the World Health Organization, CNN reported.

“You’re the fabric of our country and your strength will carry us through this crisis,” Bush said. Obama ended their message."

The coming days will not be easy, but this global family of ours is strong," she said. “We will continue to be here for one another and we will get through this crisis. Together.”

The more than 8 hour broadcast also featured performances by John Legend and Sam Smith, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones (each from their own location).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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