Dear @LidlUS— Philosopher Bean (@BeanPhilosopher) October 16, 2018
My name is Bean. I eat peanut butter and jelly English muffins for three meals a day.
Back in February, my mom bought 72 jars of your peanut butter when it was on sale for 78 cents a jar. I numbered each jar. pic.twitter.com/u4wBgH8rzm
A 15-year-old boy who managed to charm his way into earning a lifetime supply of peanut butter is now sharing his fortune with furloughed workers during the government shutdown.
Eric “Beans” McKay from Woodbridge, Virginia has autism – which means he is especially sensitive to the taste and textures of food.
He does, however, really like peanut butter; so when his mother saw that there was a sale on his favorite brand of peanut butter at Lidl, she bought 72 jars of peanut butter for 78 cents each.
Delighted by his new treasure trove of peanut butter, Beans labeled each jar with a number and challenged himself to finish every single one of them. In October, Beans finally made it to the 72nd jar of peanut butter.
To celebrate his achievement, he sent a tweet to the Lidl grocery store chain jokingly telling them that it was time to have another sale.
Lidl was so impressed by the boy’s peanut butter passion, they responded to his tweet saying that if he managed to get 72,000 retweets on his original post, then they would give him a lifetime supply of peanut butter.
I’m now on Jar #72. My mom says it’s time for you to have another peanut butter sale.— Philosopher Bean (@BeanPhilosopher) October 16, 2018
Thanks for your help.
As a means of sustaining his nutty addiction while he collected retweets, Lidl sent him another 72 jars of peanut butter.
Social media users were more than happy to get Beans his lifetime supply of peanut butter, and after just three months, he had accumulated 76,000 retweets.
We've got 72 jars on the way! Are you willing to up the ante?! If you get 72,000 RTs we’ll give you a lifetime supply of peanut butter. Do you accept our challenge? #LidlBeanutbutter— LidlUS (@LidlUS) October 17, 2018
“Congrats Bean! We’re over the moon that you reached your goal,” Lidl tweeted. “The Lidl elves have just received a fresh shipment with your name on it! Could you stop by our warehouse tomorrow?”
True to their word, Beans stopped by a nearby Lidl supply facility and was gifted 5 years worth of peanut butter.
Despite peanut butter being his favorite food, Beans still knows that this is more than enough for one teenager – so he decided to share the wealth with those in need.
Since Beans’s dad is a federal worker who is currently on furlough, he volunteered to give away his free peanut butter to government employees who have not been receiving their paychecks since the US shutdown began in December.
Furloughed workers are now being encouraged to pick up three jars of free peanut butter from the Lidl store in Dumfries – and it’s all courtesy of Beans.
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