Wanting to access the drive-thru of a fast-food chain, a Belgian family was missing a minor detail: a car. No matter, they got creative with some cardboard. The event was unsurprisingly captured on video and went viral online. And frankly, any moment of levity during this trying time is welcome.
The scene took place in La Louvière, Belgium, a municipality some 54 km south of Brussels. Local resident Nathalie Moermans had queued up with her daughter and daughter-in-law in the drive-thru lane of a McDonald's restaurant. Absent an actual car, however, the woman was told she could not place an order.
The explanation given was that a vehicle is necessary to ensure that social distancing is properly respected. The trio went into solution mode.
In a matter of minutes, a cardboard car came into being. Recounts Ms. Moermans, “We’ve just moved and having bought some furniture, we still had the boxes. The girls weren’t keen on going to the drive-thru in our makeshift car, for fear of attracting attention. I convinced them they would laugh about it later and they went along with it.”