This "meant for fun" article was written with the expressed permission of the hometown hero to cheer up your day.
This is not an advertisement for Lou's Woodfire Pizza, but you can reach them at 830-422-2150 if you're hungry.
Local Del Rioan Rodolfo (Rudy) Coronado is being hailed a hometown hero after a Youtube video surfaced of him delivering a pizza during the massive April 11th, 2020 hail storm.
Mr. Coronado, a delivery driver employed by Lou's Woodfire Pizza in Del Rio, Texas, was caught off-guard in a historic hail storm in Del Rio on Saturday evening, April 11th, 2020. Widespread damage was observed through town, with many damaged vehicles, houses, and businesses, as hail as large as grapefruits fell from the sky.
Hail the about the size of baseballs can be seen falling in the video first made public by Pinoy TV on YouTube as Rodolfo rounds the corner at a local apartment complex, lofting a pizza bag over his head to protect himself from the hail.
An unofficial poll was taken on Facebook, to which overwhelming support was given in favor of Mr. Coronado, who is also deaf. "Someone bringing me food, hero!" one person noted. Another said that "he takes his job drop-dead serious, unlike most!" Further commentators also called him a hero and urged Lou's Woodfire Pizza to give him a raise, while others expressed concern over whether he received a hefty enough tip for the daring delivery. Several GIF images were also posted, including a pizza delivery woman with the caption "not all heroes wear capes", while another showed Chris Hemsworth in the movie "Thor", saying "that's what heroes do".
"I had to deliver", Rudy said on Facebook, "They're so hungry. [They] want pizza".
When asked for public comment, Mr. Coronado stated his gratefulness to all who called him a hero, and that he is glad to make everyone happy and smile. "Working at Lou's Woodfire Pizza [has been] so awesome since February 2020. Blessings to everyone." He further added on Facebook, "I can come fast delivery...Call when you're hungry."
STWX Strategic (Smalltown Weather, LLC) is an independent meteorology service based in Del Rio, Texas. Contact: (830) 313-6899