It’s tough to find any good news these days, thanks to our garbage media people trying to hype COVID-19 into a victory for sleepy Joe Biden in November. But there is a lot of good news out there – news that should make you hopeful that America is going to come through this crisis just fine.
A lot of companies are stepping up and suddenly reminding us of what it means to be American. What follows is a list of great American companies that are embodying the spirit of what it really means to be American.
These companies must be driving the left absolutely bat-soup insane. They keep complaining that President Trump isn’t being enough like communist China and forcing companies to do stuff.
The reason why Trump doesn’t need to be an authoritarian like China, however, is exactly because American companies do stuff without being forced to. That spirit of generosity is what sets us apart from other nations in many ways.
None of the companies that follow were told to do what they’re doing in response to coronavirus. They just did it, because Americans get ‘er done for each other.
Texas Roadhouse. The company has always said it’s a “people company that happens to make great steaks.” The CEO of Texas Roadhouse just made the corporate boards of a bunch of multinational companies collectively wet themselves. Kent Taylor was supposed to be receiving a salary of $525,000 this year with a matching bonus of $525,000. Instead, he’s donating the full $1,050,000 to pay Texas Roadhouse employees any lost wages as a result of the shutdowns. The restaurants are closed, but you can still pick up a steak and potatoes at the curb, or order takeout from them. Way to go, Kent Taylor!
Nestle. The “Swiss” chocolate company was actually founded by two Americans who went to Switzerland, and the company is still about one-third owned by American investors to this day. You won’t have to worry about running out of chocolate, milk and other important products through the shutdown, because Nestle is paying full salaries to all its employees for the duration of any shutdowns, while still remaining as close to fully operational as possible.
Uber Eats. This is pretty cool: Uber Eats is donating $300,000 in meals to first responders and medical workers. This is significant because Uber Eats doesn’t create the meals. They’re a delivery service. So, the company is paying out of its own pocket to pick up the tab for first responders. That is a truly American act.
Crocs. The shoe company is donating 10,000 pairs of shoes to health care workers every day during the crisis. Ever talked to a nurse about the need for a shoe with quality support, because they’re on their feet all day? That’s some quality support from Crocs, in more ways than one.
Google. Holy buckets, I have to say something nice about Google. This is a truly rare event, but when a major crisis hits, it just brings out the best in some people, I guess. Google is donating $800 million in free ads to small businesses that are impacted by the shutdowns. Gotta give props on this one – it’s a truly American act.
U-Haul. A bunch of people suddenly had to move without much warning at the start of this shutdown period: College students. U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage for any students who were displaced when their college shut down.
Airbnb. A lot of nurses and doctors are in scuzzy conditions treating coronavirus patients in places like New York City right now – and they don’t want to go back home and potentially spread the virus to their spouses or children. Airbnb is providing free or subsidized housing to 100,000 health care workers right now, so they can be isolated from their families while dealing with the crisis. Tear-jerker. I’m feeling ferklempt!
Burger King. The fast food joint is giving away two free kids’ meals with any purchase, to make it easier on parents who suddenly find themselves homeschooling and spending a lot more time with their kids.
How amazing is that? This isn’t being done under the Defense Production Act or due to any other authoritarian measures that our garbage media wants President Trump to invoke. They’re doing it because that’s what Americans do when the chips are down. We’re going to beat this virus because we are the most can-do people in the world. Don’t let anyone – especially the media – tell you anything different.