The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives for over a year, and while we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, no one can forget how bad things were in the beginning.
People were terrified, perplexed, imprisoned to their homes, and cut off from their loved ones. But, in the midst of the chaos, one courageous warrior spoke up and said what we were all thinking: I’m in desperate need of a beer right now.
Olive Veronese, a 93-year-old homebound senior from Seminole, Pennsylvania, became a global sensation after holding up a sign that read, “I need more beer!!”
Olive passed away this week, just a few days after her 94th birthday. But she’ll be regarded as a true beer legend for the rest of her life.
It was April of last year, towards the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, and the senior lady was being responsible by staying at home.
Olive, on the other hand, had a much more serious problem at a time when everyone else was fighting over toilet paper: she was running low on her favorite beer.
Olive told KDKA, “I was on my last 12 cans.” “Every night, I have a drink, and you know what, beer has vitamins in it, and it’s excellent for you as long as you don’t overdo it.”
People all throughout the country commented on the photo, saying, “Get this woman a beer.” It also went out to Molson Coors, the company that makes Olive’s preferred everyday drink, Coors Light.
Olive died on May 4, according to KDKA. Her family claims she continued to enjoy her beers till the very end, celebrating her 94th birthday on Friday with some Coors.
Olive, may you rest in peace. You’ll be remembered for brightening our spirits during a terrible period.