Over the previous week, Nebraska has endured historic flooding, inflicting widespread injury throughout the state. Regardless of some harrowing tales ensuing from the floods, not all was misplaced, no less than for 2 males who discovered a fridge stuffed with chilly beer in a discipline after floodwaters receded.
Snowmelt and heavy rain have despatched the Missouri River pouring over and thru levees in Nebraska, forcing the evacuation of cities. Many cities have declared states of emergency.
Nonetheless, on Sunday two buddies got down to survey the flood injury on a farm close to Linwood, the place they had been stunned to discover a fridge sitting in a discipline, crammed with “ice chilly” beer.
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Talking to the Lincoln Journal Star, Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer mentioned they had been strolling again to their automotive when Stouffer noticed some particles in a discipline about 50 yards from what remained of the highway.
Stouffer went to test it out.
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“He says, ‘Hey, this can be a fridge.’ And he opens it up and says, ‘It’s stuffed with beer,’” Simpson defined to the newspaper.
“I mentioned, ‘Yeah, proper,’” Simpson continued. “And he reaches in and says, ‘It’s ice chilly.’”
Naturally, the boys set the fridge upright and cracked a couple of cans of ice-cold
water Busch Gentle and Bud Gentle. Simpson additionally took — based on the newspaper — his first-ever selfie, posing for pictures with the magical discover.
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The pictures of the boys and the fridge ended up on a Fb web page dubbed “Nebraska By means of the Lens,” the place the pictures had been shared 1000’s of instances, and flooded with feedback.
“Received a textual content message from the boys again at Duck Camp [ Lost Island ] The flood left loads of injury but additionally left a shock…. #NEBRASKASTRONG,” Tanner Podraza wrote within the picture put up.
However, wait. There’s extra!
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Seems, a Fb group member mentioned he acknowledged the fridge, and thought it might have been swept away from his household’s cabin close to Lindwood.
“Seems like we discovered the proprietor to the fridge! The place they’re situated and the place it was discovered was a few 2 half – three miles away,” Podraza mentioned within the Fb group.
Brian Healy informed the Journal Star that when he noticed the pictures of the fridge and the combination of Bud Gentle, which his father apparently drinks, and the Busch Gentle, which the remainder of his household enjoys, it appeared like an ideal match.
“It’s only a summer time cabin, no warmth to it,” Healy mentioned. “However it had a full beer fridge; you all the time obtained to have a type of.”
Healy informed the newspaper that not solely did the fridge survive a flood, it additionally survived a home fireplace in 2007, when his mother or father’s dwelling burned to the bottom. The person mentioned the fridge nonetheless labored following the hearth, however the household moved it as much as the cabin as a result of they couldn’t eliminate the odor of smoke.
Many Fb group members mentioned the fridge discover is an indication of hope and energy, with one declaring it a “divine intervention!”
“GOD IS GREAT BEER IS GOOD AND THIS WEATHER IS CRAZY,” Amy McMurry mentioned.
“Brotherhood of the travelling beer fridge,” Brittany Slama mentioned.
“There’s a silver lining to each storm,” Gaylon Halouska mentioned.
Simpson informed the newspaper he had spoken to Healy and promised the person he would return the household’s fridge. It’s unclear although, if will probably be returned absolutely stocked with beer.
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