Beer-drinking granny's lockdown plea gets rewarded

A 93-year-old woman who went viral after she asked for more beer while in isolation has been sent enough beer to see her through the coronavirus outbreak.

Olive Veronesi became an internet sensation after a family member posted an image of her with a sign asking for more beer.

The Pittsburgh grandmother who has been in self-isolation treats herself to a can of beer each day but she became concerned when she was down to her last dozen.

Olive Veronesi, 93, went viral after a family member posted an image of her asking for beer while she was in isolation. Source: KDKA

The image pleading for more beer made Ms Veronesi a local celebrity and was shared more than five million times on social media.

“I have a beer every night and you know what? beer has vitamins in it, it’s good for you, just don’t overdo it,” a smiling Ms Veronesi told local outlet KDKA when they visited her house.

Mark Lindner, the general manager of beer producer Molson Coors, saw the woman’s plea online and decided to help make her isolation more bearable by delivering over 150 cans of her favourite beer on Monday (local time).

“We saw that one of our loyal customers ran out of Coors Light, we couldn’t have that happen so my associate and I put in two cases of beer and drove up to make sure Olive got her beer,” Mr Lindner told KDKA.

Ms Veronesi was delighted with the delivery and even cracked open the first can on her front veranda before the delivery was complete.

Ms Veronesi received enough beer to keep up her daily treat of one beer a day during isolation. Source: KDKA

“That tastes pretty good,” she said taking a sip.

Ms Veronesi enjoyed being in the spotlight and posed for photos with local media in front on her new supply of beer.

Thousands of other people have also reached out to get Olive a beer after the photo was posted, so it’s safe to say she won’t run dry for a while yet.

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