Parts of the Midwest are seeing record flooding as rivers overrun their banks and inundate homes and businesses, displacing hundreds of people.
In Nebraska, Kyle Simpson and his friend Gayland Stouffer spent a long day Sunday cleaning Simpson’s flooded property on the Platte River, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
As the pair was trudging back to their car, which was parked more than a mile away, Stouffer spotted what looked like a refrigerator not too far off what remained of the road.
As Stouffer went to check it out, Simpson skeptically looked on.
"And he opens it up and says, ‘It’s full of beer,’" Simpson said, according to the Journal Star.
"I said, "Yeah right.’"
"And he reaches in and says, "It’s ice cold,’" Simpson recounted.
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
The fridge, it turns out, was full of cold beer and what else could they do? They took a selfie with the refrigerator and drank a few brewskies, both marveling over the chances of stumbling across a refrigerator full of beer in the middle of nowhere after a hard day’s work.
Turns out the refrigerator full of beer came from a cabin about four miles upstream that didn’t make it through the floods.
Simpson talked with the owner, according to the Journal Star, and promised to get the fridge back to him.