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As most know, Texas was one of the first states “open up” after being on mostly stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For a few weeks now, Texas restaurants have been allowed to have dine-in guests, rather than just to-go or delivery orders – though at a modified capacity to ensure social distancing, among other guidelines.
Famous Texan George Strait doesn’t want the excitement of us being let out of our houses stop us from being vigilant with our safety for ourselves and others, so he filmed a public service announcement addressing his fellow Texans.
Wearing a black cowboy hat and a plaid button down shirt – and sporting a little scruff – the King of Country Music began the video saying, “Hi, I’m George Strait,” even though he needs no introduction!
He continued, “We all know that being Texans means being friendly and, as we open Texas back up, it’s important that we stay extra friendly by thinking about all our fellow Texans.”
Strait then referenced his 1999 hit song “Write This Down” by saying, “So, go on, write this down, (singing) take a little note — to remind you of these friendly things you can do to help defeat COVID-19. Wash your hands regularly, wear a face mask and stay six feet apart from others in public. Let’s show the world what it means to be Texan by staying safe and staying friendly.“
We hope everyone, not just people in Texas, are taking Strait’s recommendations seriously! Watch his PSA below.