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Buffalo Strong: A 'thank you' goes a long way

Posted at 12:46 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 02:37:03-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Michelle Marcilliott is the manager of the Tops Friendly Market in East Amherst. She's been working for Tops for 26 years. She's seen plenty of snow storms, but nothing like the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I tell my people, just every day, just do the best you can and we'll make it. We'll get there. We'll get there together," said Marcilliott.

She's one of thousands of Western New York grocery store workers who go in to work every day, keeping people fed. Marcilliott says sometimes, it can feel like a thankless job, but that's changed.

"It's really kind of heart touching. It makes us feel so good to have those people come in here and say, 'thank you' for what we've always done."

She, like so many in Western New York, and across the globe, go to work with the chance of catching this virus. Something that won't stop her from doing her job.