As the CDC and others continue to suggest that Americans practice social distancing, we’ve seen quite a few of us cast into roles that perhaps we never thought we’d be in.
For some of us, that means that we’re suddenly teaching a number of children from our home, while possibly even juggling our own online work. Others have been forced into unemployment for the time being, while some businesses pivot entirely to support the COVID-19 effort.
For concert venues and other crowd-based businesses, the changes have been drastic. For instance, a security guard at a cowboy museum in Oklahoma City is now also the head of social media, since he’s the only “essential” employee still at the place.
And boy, was he an instant hit.
Hello, my name is Tim and I am the head of security for The Cowboy. I have been asked to take on the additional duty of social media management while the museum is closed. I’m new to this but excited. My team will also continue to protect and monitor the museum. Thanks, Tim Send pic.twitter.com/bPiXD9DoAd
— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 17, 2020
Tim is an incredibly wholesome guy, but is certainly still learning the ropes when it comes to Twitter.
Thanks for all the tips, Friends. Realize I have been doing the hashtags wrong. I need to use that pound sign from the phone. I’m learning! Here’s his costume from True Grit from 1969 courtesy of John Wayne Enterprises. #HashtagJohnWayne Thanks, Tim pic.twitter.com/AZu7EidGu2
— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 19, 2020
Tim even has a sense of humor, hitting us with some “dad joke” wordplay right before taking his boots off for the night.
Logging off so I can saw some logs. LOL. See you all Monday. #HashtagTheCowboy Thanks, Tim
— Nat'l Cowboy Museum (@ncwhm) March 22, 2020
In this time of uncertainty, when it takes every bit of our humanity not to shout aimlessly into the void, it is especially comforting to know that there are still some Tims in the world.