Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and many Americans' most trusted source when it comes to news of the global pandemic, has a well-documented history of being an all-around nice guy for many years.
As President Trump's team is reportedly bad-mouthing Fauci (his own employee), Twitter user Luke Messac took the opportunity to share a heartwarming story of the prominent physician.
13 years ago, I emailed Dr. Fauci out of the blue to ask if I might interview him for my undergrad thesis. He invit… https://t.co/MJ71Wvs4Cw— Luke Messac (@Luke Messac)1594919682.0
Years ago, Fauci met with Messac while the Twitter user was still an undergrad student, gave him a full interview and later read and complimented his entire thesis.
Fauci's kindness inspired many online.
@LukeMessac @gregggonsalves What a kind, thoughtful, humble & honorable human being Dr. Fauci is! Imagine being at… https://t.co/ZVf4jawWsX— A Non-Genius Immigrant (@A Non-Genius Immigrant)1594925499.0
@LukeMessac Qualities of a magnificent leader I see exemplified by this email: 1. Perpetual-learner 2. Desire for c… https://t.co/aUt4hDs5KO— 🦉🌼🅁🄴🅂🄸🅂🅃🄰 🅂🄸🅂🅃🄰 🌼🦉 (@🦉🌼🅁🄴🅂🄸🅂🅃🄰 🅂🄸🅂🅃🄰 🌼🦉)1594925558.0
@LukeMessac Dr. Fauci saved a loved one's life after an almost always fatal disease. Family interacted directly wit… https://t.co/i1WmgNNNuU— Courtney🤸♀️ My Opinion 🎪 Wyrtzen (@Courtney🤸♀️ My Opinion 🎪 Wyrtzen)1594928973.0
Fauci's humility and eagerness to be a role model for another young scientist seemed like the exact personality traits America should value.
@LukeMessac Nothing like having one of the world's foremost infectious disease specialists offer to bring up your… https://t.co/CD8op6cyjO— John Howley (@John Howley)1594925888.0
@LukeMessac @TopherSpiro Amazing and great work, congrats! He responded to us when we showed pic of our new rescue… https://t.co/CqVRYteQUm— cate hyatt (@cate hyatt)1594923303.0
@LukeMessac Obviously Dr. Fauci is an astonishingly intelligent human being who isn’t intimidated or surprised at a… https://t.co/vzFn5ZdmWm— abena nkromah (@abena nkromah)1594953578.0
Twitter users couldn't stop singing the praises of Fauci's many good qualities.
@LukeMessac Who does that? A person who has integrity, humility, kindness, caring, knowledge and an insightful mind… https://t.co/SLOwwBO32a— PJ (@PJ)1594970546.0
Many people wished President Trump would take a few pages out of Fauci's book when it comes to humble, dignified behavior.
@LukeMessac This really speaks to Fauci's decency and humility, doesn't it? Also: Your thesis musta been a real cor… https://t.co/ec9k4GQYm3— Slim Smith (@Slim Smith)1594932866.0
@LukeMessac You were lucky to have had the opportunity to meet Dr.Fauci. I am not at all surprised by his behavior… https://t.co/OIVIO4dKhZ— Lillian Given (@Lillian Given)1594927225.0
True leaders are willing to follow when the moment is right.
@LukeMessac That is the true sign of a brilliant and approachable leader. What a gracious and humble response. He r… https://t.co/FrEF8UNziM— Deirdre Stewart (@Deirdre Stewart)1594939308.0
@LukeMessac Who does that? A passionate scientist and doctor who is eager to share both his love of science and his knowledge.— Tammy (@Tammy)1594934463.0
As the nation fights the virus which continues to rapidly spread through many states, many take comfort in knowing there's someone like Dr. Anthony Fauci working for the USA's best interests.