My heartfelt for Tribeca…

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Hello, and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

I’m Aidan Mack, your host.

It’s great to have you all back with us for another episode.

I wanted to start todays show with something enlightening, however, I think it is important to shed some light on a tragic event that recently took place in New York City, a city that is dear to my heart.

A tragic event happened at a downtown Manhattan bike path, located in Tribeca, which also happens to be a place where I often ride my bike from the Bronx to Brooklyn.

I love this beautiful route is because there is so much to take in. There are several bars and restaurants as well as areas to people watch and sunbathe.

This area has so much to offer. It’s a great place to bike, go for a run, walk, or even rollerblade through.  Overall, its a great place for outdoor fun and relaxation.

However, I can’t believe this man. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov (say-fullo sai-puv) made the terrible choice of getting into a rented Home Depot truck and actually running over pedestrians.  8 people were killed, and 11 were injured riding down a bicycle path. I mean c’mon, really? I’m devastated by this news and even more-so because it happened on Halloween. My heart is torn by this.

Of those effected by this tragedy, 6 people were visiting from Argentina for a high school reunion. 5 were murdered, and 1 person survived. Imagine being the 1 survivor and realizing all 5 of your friends were murdered during a vacation.

Just imagine going through that or being in the survivor’s shoes. This is truly horrific.

I thought it was really nice that the President of Uzbekistan,

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Shavkat Mirziyoyev (shav-kat Mirz-yo-yev), good luck to my interpreters on pronouncing that one. Anyway, he took the time to address the tragedy.  He stated that he would be there by all means necessary to support and work closely with the United States in matters regarding this case.

Imagine a bike path that you used to feel safe on, without a worry in the world. I never had the thought of being injured or killed cross my mind. But now, it is a place that gives people who used to ride along, walk, or run the path an uneasy feeling.  Its unfortunate that it has become an unsafe area. But again it is up to us as New Yorkers to not let this tragedy define us, but to reclaim the safety of a place we all enjoy.

I want to send my….strength. My… that light within me to all of you. And again, my strength.  By strength I mean support, encouragement, and all of my positivity to you, the families, the friends, the survivors never give up and keep pushing.  I know a lot has changed since Halloween and many of you will never look at October 31st the same.   We’re all here to support you and we’re behind you every step of the way.

Thank you for watching my show. Before we wrap up, thanks again to my interpreters, Casey and Domenick for their interpretation and imagine what they had to go through with the pronunciation of these names.  Ugh, I feel for them. And that’s a wrap!

_\m/ ~ Aidan Mack

 

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