Older woman gets massive beer delivery after plea goes viral


Pennsylvania-based Olive Veronesi had her last 12 cans of beer last week – and she went viral and asked for more with a cheeky whiteboard message. The 93-year-old’s request was answered on Monday when 150 cans of Coors Light were delivered to their front door.

The person based in Seminole, Pennsylvania, remains at home during the coronavirus pandemic and can no longer pick up beer himself. So a relative took a picture of her and asked for additional supplies by holding up a dry erase board that said, “I need more beer,” reports CBS Pittsburgh. In the photo Veronesi smiles broadly and holds a can of Coors Light behind a closed glass door.

“I drink a beer every night,” Veronesi told the television station. “Something to relax, you know, I think it’s nice – something for a young lady.”

The picture was posted on Facebook by CBS Pittsburgh on Thursday, and Veronesi’s attributable message quickly spread online. The image has been shared more than 51,000 times and received thousands of comments as of Tuesday.

Fortunately, the news reached the right people – the Molson Coors Beverage Company, the maker of Coors Light. “Asked Olive and beer is on the way!” the Coors Light Twitter Account posted Sunday night. And the brand kept its promise by delivering 150 cans of beer on Monday.

“When we saw Olive’s message, we knew we had to take the chance not only to connect with someone who brought a smile to our faces during this pandemic, but also to give us the special opportunity to choose Coors Light- Thank fans. “A Molson Coors spokesman told CBS News. “Even before COVID, we would have been thrilled to fulfill Olive’s request. But at this moment, in these unusual times, the least we can do to bring a little bit of joy into someone’s day.”

Veronesi was thrilled with the delivery and even updated her dry erase board with the words: “Have more beer!”

Olive Veronesi smiles with her new beer supply and the updated sign for the viral dry erase board.

CBS Pittsburgh

“I drink a beer every night, you know what? Beer contains vitamins. It’s good for you as long as you don’t overdo it,” Veronesi told CBS Pittsburgh when she received the delivery.

If she ever runs out again, Molson Coors said she was covered. “We start with a lot of Coors Light,” said the Molson Coors Speaker. “But we also let Olive and her family know that if they are ready to replenish, they will have a permanent offer for more Coors Light.”