ByMarch 26, 2020 7:49 am
Many times, laughter is the best medicine. Through all of the fear, temporary closures, and social distancing, a social media group has brought light-hearted fun and appreciation for Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the Facebook group “Andy Beshear Memes for Social Distancing Teens” people have begun sharing their favorite memes and thoughts about the Kentucky governor.
Beshear, a Democrat who’s serving his first term after defeating Republican incumbent Matt Bevin in November, has received national attention for his swift and decisive stance on coronavirus in the state.
Much of the state has been temporarily shut down, and the governor has been diligent regarding announcements to the commonwealth, now dubbed “Andy at 5” for his daily address at 5pm.
There are 198 positive cases of coronavirus reported in the state, out of 3,300 tests.
“This is a pro-Andy meme group!” the group explained. “Governor Andy Beshear has been putting in the work to lead and reassure the people of KY during this unprecedented crisis. We are all experiencing uncertain times now. Let’s stay positive and enjoy some wholesomeness by making and sharing memes about Andy!”
As the social media group jests, other states are now willing to “trade” for Andy Beshear.
BarbiAnn Maynard wrote, “Tennessee is now offering Dolly Parton, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg for Andy Beshear”.
Rita Hancock said, “Hey Kentucky! Indiana will give you IU, Purdue, the Indy 500 and Mike Pence for Gov Andy!”
Texas has an offer for @AndyBeshearKY. We’ll trade Matthew McConaughey, the University of Texas football team, and a case of Dr. Pepper for Governor Andy. #TeamKentucky #KentuckyForever #HealthyAtHome
— Katie Lever (@LeverFever) March 23, 2020
“Florida will offer you your very own space shuttle from Cape Canaveral,” Amanda Cox posted in the Facebook group “The entire Miami Heat franchise. Mickey Mouse himself. Your very own mansion in the Keys with an orchard of orange trees. The actual f—ing sun. And just for kickers, I’ll throw in my first born. I’m so, sacrifices must be made … Oh, and you can have Tom Brady for free.”
“Alaska called,” posted Debbie Strange. “They have nothing to offer but snow, ice, a few bears, and Sarah Palin. We just laughed.”
As of Thursday, the group had over 142,000 members.