Yesterday I (31 female) took my friend (36 Male) to the ER. He had shortness of breath, full-body muscle cramps, a fever and he hadn't peed in a few days. They did a COVID test and so far he is negative. Today I picked him up again after he texted me, angry that the medicine the doctor prescribed him was $90. He has recently lost his job due to the pandemic and therefore has no insurance. He also does not qualify for unemployment benefits. I also have no job, but I qualified for benefits and with the pandemic stimulus and additional unemployment I have been taking in more money than I have ever made in my life. I'm sitting on literally thousands (!!!!!) of dollars and I have very few expenses. I'm one of the lucky ones. So when he texted me about his medication, I made an easy decision. No friend of mine goes without their medicine when I have $5k burning a hole in my account. So I picked him up and drove him to the bank, and then the pharmacy. I wouldn't take "no" for an answer. While he was inside, I slipped even more money into his jacket. I don't care if I never get the money back, my friend has two little kids and I will not let them lose their father to pneumonia. I wish my country's government didn't suck so bad. I wish we'd hurry up and adopt universal basic income, or at least universal healthcare, because no one should have to tell a pharmacist "I'd rather die than pay $90 for a medication that I know costs $20 to make." No one should have to make that choice. What I did wasn't for karma, or out of moral or ethical obligation, it was the right thing to do. I won't say I didn't enjoy it, I just wish I could do it more often.