Just another day where New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern proves to be delightfully calm and graceful amidst a trial.
This morning, the Prime Minister was in the middle of a television interview when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck. She continued to be poised and kept the conversation light which was truly remarkable.
The earthquake occurred near the town of Levin which is approximately 50 miles north of Wellington. It was 7:53 in the morning and Ardern was on a live video call with The AM Show host Ryan Bridge when the jolts were experienced.
“We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan. We’re fine, Ryan. I’m not under any hanging lights, I look like I’m in a structurally sound place.” – Said Ardern with a promising smile meanwhile the building visibly shook around her.
She truly deserves applause for simply continuing the interview as not many would have the courage to do so. No wonder this fantastic woman has earned fans across the globe. In fact, she is doubted to be the most popular prime minister of New Zealand in almost a century! No one can deny that her response to Christchurch terror attack along with her steadfast approach to the pandemic has earned endearment from so many. She is setting leadership examples that will be hard to follow up.