After the bleak despair of the previous post, how’s about something a little more uplifting, eh?
Some states are declaring what businesses are “essential” and “non-essential.”
Many states, at least, are putting liquor and beer/wine stores in that “essential” category (it’s a pandemic, people, and alcohol has been proven to help*).
But getting out to the store is not easy for everyone — especially for the most vulnerable Americans.
Take Olive Veronesi. She’s 93 years old and lives outside Pittsburgh. She ran out of beer during the coronavirus lockdown and, being in a vulnerable age group for coronavirus, couldn’t leave to get more.
So she made a little sign and held it up in front of her window, holding a Coors Light can. “I need more beer!!” she said from her home in Seminole, news station KDKA reported.
People have sent in comments from all over the world. “Love you to bits all the way from England,” Martin Goodwin wrote. “Oh okay a 93-year-old does it and it’s funny and heartwarming but when I do it I’m an alcoholic,” Ty Mason wrote.
And in this day and age, heroes come in all sorts. Coors stepped up to the task and pledged to help out Veronesi. “Olive asked, and beer is on its way,” Coors Light tweeted Sunday night.
Hey, if Granny wants a beer, she by God oughta have herself one.