The floods in Nebraska have largely brought devastation to the area. However, they also carried a mini-fridge full of beer four miles and dumped it in an empty field.
The record flooding in Nebraska has been causing havoc and disaster all over the state. So far, the floods have claimed two lives and forced hundreds of others to evacuate their homes. On top of all that, the number of farmers who ply their trade in Nebraska means the level of destruction is magnified even more as some have told the New York Times that this latest speed bump may well put many of them out of business.
In times like this, people are looking for any kind of good news to brighten their day. Even if it doesn't directly affect them. That something has arrived in the form of a rogue beer fridge. While clearing up some of the damage dealt by the floods, Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer found what they have described to The Lincoln Journal-Star as a "gift sent from the heavens."
Right in the middle of an empty field, the pair spotted something very out of place: a mini-fridge. Upon closer inspection, they discovered that said fridge was filled to the brim with beer. But wait, the discovery gets even better. The beer was ice cold and ready to drink. To be fair, being outside during the weather Nebraska has been experiencing, it's no surprise that the beer was cold.
For those of you that don't know, our state of #Nebraska is going through record flooding. Sometimes though, the world sends you a break. These guys went to their #DuckCamp and found a fully-stocked #BeerFridge. #NebraskaStrong #Flood2019 pic.twitter.com/t8FvdqVQ3g— Fat Boy Wild Game (@gameseasonings) March 19, 2019
It being in a fridge in the middle of a field was a surprise, though. So much so that Simpson warranted the moment worthy of his first-ever selfie. The pair posed with the fridge and since posting the pic on Twitter, it has been liked almost 1500 times. So, what about the original owner of the fridge? Well, with all the publicity his escaped fridge was getting, he eventually got wind of where it had gotten to.
Brian Healy of Linwood, Nebraska, has come forward as the man with the missing fridge. The best part about that? He lives four miles away from where it ended up. Those beers have been on some journey. Healy and Simpson have been in touch over the phone, and the latter has promised to return the fridge to the latter in due course. It might well be a few beers lighter when it gets home, though.