Man in coronavirus lockdown sends pet chihuahua to the store to get Cheetos

Man in coronavirus lockdown sends pet chihuahua to the store to get Cheetos

With the worldwide coronavirus pandemic continuing to put human lives in danger, many of us are being encouraged (and in many cases, forced) to stay at home in order to "flatted the curve".

Some of us are permitted to leave the house to go and buy essentials like groceries and medicine, but for people displaying symptoms of COVID-19, they are being told to lock themselves away from the world until it is safe.

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However, if I may paraphrase Master Yoda from Star Wars: Lockdown leads to boredom. Boredom leads to snacking. And snacking leads to Cheetos.

And one man who just couldn't suppress his jonesing for a bag of Cheetos is Antonio Muñoz, who is currently locked away from the world in Mexico

On his third day of isolation, Muñoz became determined to get his fingers covered in orange dust, so he devised a - and I'll say it - genius plan to send his pet chihuahua to his local store in order for his trusted pet to grab a bag for him.

In order to communicate with the shopkeeper, Muñoz attached a note to his dog's collar that 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 neighbor."

(I don't know why he didn't just call the store to ask if they delivered, let's all just admire Muñoz's creativity.)

Now, the dog could have encountered a number of speedbumps - it could have gotten lost, had the money stolen, the store could have been shut, it could have even been hit by a car. But unbelievably, Muñoz was able to capture the moment the chihuahua came back home with a bag of flippin' Cheetos in its mouth.

Never since Turner and Hooch have I felt more in love with a human/dog duo.

According to John Hopkins University, Mexico currently has 405 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a death toll of five, as of this writing.

Per Fox News, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has said in a statement: "We have decided to temporarily suspend events with 100 people or more. All gatherings - public, private, governmental, social - must be avoided throughout the month."

Per the Associated Press, gyms, bars, theatres, movie houses, zoos, and sports stadiums were ordered close last week in Mexico City - which has a population of around 8.8 million people.

Gatherings of over 50 people have also been banned in the city.

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