When 93-year-old Olive Veronesi of Pennsylvania needed a top-up on her stock of beers, Coors Light came to the rescue.
Several states across America have issued stay-at-home orders so as to slow the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. One of the most vulnerable groups to COVID-19 is the elderly. If a senior citizen catches the virus, they are less likely to recover from it. Therefore, grocery stores and volunteer groups have engineered inventive ways to make sure they have all the things they need, from groceries to activities to help keep them occupied. It turns out there are other essentials that senior citizens need assistance with too, like alcohol. After a reporter tweeted about a 93-year-old grandma who was running low on beer, Coors Light decided to step up.
Darren Rovell, the Sports Business Reporter and Senior Executive Producer for Action Network HQ, posted to Twitter on April 12, "93-year-old Olive Veronesi of Seminole, Pennsylvania, is staying home. But she has one request for her neighbors. Coors Light, you’re up!" The reporter attached a photo of the sweet grandma holding up a can of Coors Light beer in one hand and a sign that read, "I need more beer!" in the other. Olive, who you could see through the window of her home, was flashing the photographer a wide grin. Since it was first uploaded, Rovell's tweet has gone viral, receiving over 5,000 likes and hundreds of comments.
Coors Light was on the case (pun totally intended). They replied almost immediately, "We got this one handled, Brandon." Soon enough, Olive was breaking state-wide news with a new photo of herself. Local news outlet KDKA posted only a day after the initial tweet, "GOT MORE BEER! A Pittsburgh area woman who went viral for holding up a 'Need More Beer' sign while holding a Coors Light has gotten her wish. [Coors Light] just delivered the 93-year-old... 10 CASES OF BEER!" Sure enough, Olive was, in a photo, standing next to 10 cases of beer all stacked up on her front porch. She was also holding a sign. It read, "Got more beer!" The sign even had a little doodle of a heart to show how grateful she was for the surprise.
🍺GOT MORE BEER!🍺 A #Pittsburgh area woman who went viral for holding up a "Need More Beer" sign while holding a @CoorsLight has gotten her wish. @MolsonCoors just delivered the 93 year old... 10 CASES OF BEER! https://t.co/zBfWl0f4n9 pic.twitter.com/6anlw99ugU— KDKA (@KDKA) April 13, 2020
The adorable grandma stated in an interview with CBS Local about the experience, "I was on my last 12 cans, I have a beer every night, you know what, beer has vitamins in it, it’s good for you, as long as you don’t overdo it." Mark Linder of Molson Coors, the parent company that owns Coors Light, added, "My associate and I put in 10 cases of beer, and drove up, and made sure Olive got her beer so she can continue her healthy regimen of a Coors light a day." While we can't back up their claims, we sure do know that Olive is one happy senior citizen right now. After the beer company made the delivery, Coors Light posted to Twitter, "We came. We saw. We delivered to a friend in need. Cheers, Olive! #TakeTimeToChill."
At present, the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Pennsylvania has risen to 24,199. There have been 524 deaths so far. People like Olive are staying at home to do their part in order to "flatten the curve" and slow the spread of the disease across the country. The more people stay at home, the more likely we all are to beat COVID-19 and the ongoing public health crisis. Of course, stories like Olive's give us something to smile about while we work from home and self-isolate.