I do not know Olive Veronesi, a 93-year-old resident of Seminole, Pennsylvania, but she seems like she would be fun to hang out with.
She also understands the struggle of having to ration alcohol, which more and more South Africans are grappling with as our lockdown nears the end of its third week.
We should know by Friday whether our government intends to relax the ban on alcohol sales, but for now, the wait goes on.
Let’s get back to Olive, and her story starts with that image you can see above, reports CBS News:
[She] is staying home during the coronavirus pandemic and is unable to pick up more beer herself. So, a relative of hers snapped a photo of her asking for additional supplies, by holding up a dry erase board that read: “I need more beer”…
“I have a beer every night,” Veronesi told the TV station. “Something to relax, you know, I think it’s nice — something for a young lady.”
That image quickly spread on social media, and eventually reached the right people.
Yes, you can rest easy in the knowledge that Olive is now fully stocked with 150 cans of Coors Light, delivered right to her doorstep:
She is bloody fantastic.
Unlike here in South Africa, the delivery wasn’t done by drone, and didn’t require clandestine bartering on WhatsApp.
More on that beer delivery:
“When we saw Olive’s message, we knew we had to jump at the chance to not only connect with someone who brought a smile to our faces during this pandemic, but also gave us a special opportunity to say thanks for being a Coors Light fan,” a Molson Coors spokesperson told CBS News.
“Even in the pre-COVID era, we would’ve been thrilled to fulfill Olive’s request. But in this moment, during these unusual times, bringing a little bit of joy to someone’s day is the least we can do.”
Hands up if you’re already halfway through preparing a sign for your own window.
I dunno if Olive drinks Bell’s, but if she does, somebody should get her some.
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