A 101-year-old resident at a Salisbury, NC health and rehab facility was craving Cheerwine, and the town came through in a big way.
It all started on the first day of visitor restrictions at Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab. No family could come visit their loved ones, so the staff posted a photos for requests from different residents.
Gay, who the staff says has been “Uniquely sassy since 1918” -- a take on Cheerwine’s “Uniquely Southern Since 1917” slogan -- didn’t have a request but she was thirsty for her fave beverage.
The response was overwhelming. Friends, family and Cheerwine itself provided more than Gay ever hoped for.
“While in the midst of so many unknowns, we do know that kindness is out there and so many are willing to step up to the plate,” the facility posted on their Facebook page.
Now Gay has cans of Cheerwine to last her quite some time andthe is sharing with her fellow residents.