Actresses Jennifer Aniston and fellow "Friends" alum Courteney Cox hope to convince more people to wear masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing their friend's harrowing experience with the virus.
"This is our friend Kevin," Aniston wrote Sunday alongside a photo of an intubated and unconscious man, who is covered in wires and surrounded by hospital machinery. "Perfectly healthy, not one underlying health issue."
"This is Covid. This is real," the "Morning Show" star implored in hopes that, by sharing such an unapologetic and vulnerable look at her friend's hospitalization, she will convince more people to take the pandemic seriously.
"We can't be so naive to think we can outrun this...if we want this to end, and we do, right? The one step we can take is PLEASE #wearadamnmask," Aniston furthered. "Just think about those who've already suffered through this horrible virus."
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has infected over 3,768,000 people in the United States and killed over 140,500 in the U.S.
The 51-year-old pleaded with her 34.8 million followers to not only wear a mask in order to protect their families, but to protect themselves. "Covid affects all ages," she cautioned.
As for her friend Kevin, he is thankfully on the mend. "PS this photo was taken in early April," Aniston clarified. "Thank god he has almost recovered now. Thank you all for your prayers."
To further illustrate the importance of wearing a mask, the Golden Globe winner posed for a selfie with Cox that showed off their matching denim-printed face coverings.
Cox also shared a more humorous video to urge her followers to wear masks, featuring her furry friends.