In times of crisis, there is always a hero. And we may just have discovered that hero.
With the Coronavirus pandemic placing pretty much the entire world on lockdown for the foreseeable future, people’s day-to-day lives and the regular way of life they took for granted have been immeasurably affected, with even the most basic of tasks, such as picking up a few snacks from the supermarket, now having to be undertaken with almost military precision.
Which is why Antonio Munez, enduring his third day of COVID-19 quarantine in Mexico, is the hero we need.
Munoz attached a note to his beloved chihuahua, along with a $20 note and sent her on her way to his local shop for a bag of Cheetos.
The note read, “Hello Mr. Shopkeeper. Please sell my dog some Cheetos, the orange kind, not the red ones, they’re too hot. She has $20 attached to her collar.
“WARNING: She will bite if not treated right. Your front neighbour.”
Amazingly, the pet pooch returned with the cheesy snacks clenched in her tiny jaw, cementing herself as one of the most heroic animals in modern history. Although, admittedly, it would have been funny if she’d spent the $20 on dog food.
Mexico has already shut down large gatherings of people in the country, after 387 cases of Coronavirus were recorded.
Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said: “We have decided to temporarily suspend events with 100 people or more. All gatherings – public, private, governmental, social – must be avoided throughout the month.”
It looks as though Antonio’s chihuahua will be sent scurrying to the shops a few more times over the next few weeks.