'A gift sent from the heavens' - 'Magic beer fridge' found after Nebraska floods

As two friends cleaned up the mud, they made a surprise discovery.
As two friends cleaned up the mud, they made a surprise discovery. Photo credit: Kyle Simpson / Facebook

The US Nebraska floods may have caused untold devastation, but for two men it's led to a "gift sent from the heavens".

Kyle Simpson and his friend Gayland Stouffer were clearing away the mud when they spotted what appeared to be a refrigerator in the middle of a field.

"He says, 'Hey, this is a refrigerator'. And he opens it up and says, 'It's full of beer,'" Simpson told Lincoln Journal Star.

"I said, 'Yeah, right', and he reaches in and says, 'It's ice-cold.'"

To Simpson's surprise, the fridge was indeed packed full of Bud Light and Busch Light. He said after a day of cleaning, the beer was delicious.

"It was a gift sent from the heavens, and we were happy to see it," he said.

One of their friends posted photos of the discovery to Facebook group Nebraska through the lens, and the story went viral.

It's been dubbed the "magic beer fridge", the "pot of gold" and "a gift from the heavens".

One of the readers thought the fridge looked suspiciously like the beat-up mini fridge in their cabin. Brian Healy says the brands of the beer inside gave it away.

"I couldn't hardly believe they found it all intact," Healy said. "The pictures really made me laugh."

Simpson said he plans to fetch "the little refrigerator that could" and take it back to the Healy family - "minus a couple of beers".


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