So sad. "In death, Ms. Fernandes has been held up as a symbol of the hardships
facing our nation’s army of low-wage workers. Her friends say she earned
little more than $8.25 an hour — New Jersey’s minimum wage — and passed
her days and nights in a blur of iced coffees and toasted breakfast
sandwiches, coffee rolls and glazed jelly doughnuts...She took pains to help anyone who needed it, regularly paying for coffee and doughnuts for a homeless man, even when she fell behind on her
bills. (He showed up at her funeral this month, to pay his respects.)"