As a team of CNN reporters filmed the dollars’ line, they asked the Rebbe for his message to the world about Moshiach. The Rebbe then told them what should be done for Moshiach to come.
A team of reporters from CNN were standing near the Rebbe, filming the thousands file by in the dollars line on 12 Cheshvan 5752 (1991).
The Rebbe turned to the group, gave them a dollar, and said, “This is for charity.”
One reporter seized the moment, “Can you tell us a message you have for the world about the Moshiach?”
“It was printed in the press in all countries,” the Rebbe replied. “If you want to repeat to them, repeat to them. Moshiach is ready to come now, it is only our part to do something additional in the realm of goodness and kindness.”
“People should be doing goodness and kindness for him to come?” the reporter asked.
“At least a little more,” the Rebbe responded, “then Moshiach will come immediately.”
From The Weekly Farbrengen by Merkaz Anash