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Together As One

UCLA athletes, far and wide, got together for an inspirational and informative message

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Oklahoma at UCLA Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Together as one.

The tweet says it all. The student-athletes both former and current say it some more.

We didn’t know we needed it until we needed it. We didn’t know we’d live in this coronavirus-pandemic world until we started living in the coronavirus-pandemic world.

A world in which thousands are sick and dying, hospitals are overflowing, nonessential businesses are closed, the majority of the country is in financial trouble and sports have been cancelled. The financial burden and loss of life are staggering at this time so it’s increasingly important for everyone to remember a few things during the COVID-19 outbreak:

Stay Safe
Wash Your Hands
Stay At Home
Practice Social Distancing

Just a few things to remember among the others but those ring out incredibly vital to you, your family, your friends, your neighbors.

It’s time for all of us to be team players and do our part, as UCLA great Troy Aikman put it. Doing our part. What exactly does that mean? It means to stay inside. To wash your hands. Take heed of the advice from elected officials. Be a team player and keep your distance from those who may be more vulnerable as you.

Joshua Kelley reminds everyone to also practice social distancing. Don’t expose yourself to the virus. Don’t accidentally spread the virus from one person to another. This isn’t just about you, it’s about everyone. Take the necessary precautions and procedures to make sure you don’t catch it yourself and spread it, like former UCLA QB Brett Hundley informs us.

‘Social Distancing’ and ‘Safer at Home’ having become synonymous with this time in our country’s history, just as Dorian Thompson-Robinson puts it. Report from your home, just as DTR did. We’re in this together, you are in this with your UCLA family.

Stay inside and watch a movie — and if you don’t have a movie to watch — just ask Chase Cota to maybe borrow one of his DVDs from his massive movie bank behind him.

And in case you didn’t get the whole message behind the video, Marcedes Lewis chimes in with a gem about the fact that 80% of the population who does get the virus won’t even know they have it or feel symptoms of it. But we’ll get through this, together.

Together as one.

We are Bruins Nation, and all of SB Nation are hoping everyone is staying safe and healthy while finding themselves with plenty to keep their minds busy.

I’d also like to encourage fan posts at this time. Really get the creativity flowing in a time where there are no live sports. Relive a favorite moment. Talk about your most cherished UCLA story. What are you most excited for when sports do return? Anything and everything. Let’s get to the keyboard and keep your minds and fingers busy.