CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP/NBC) — A Florida couple came up with a great way to meet their new neighbors after moving into their home during the coronavirus pandemic. They offered free beer.
Amanda and Thomas Evans decided to move from Fort Myers to nearby Cape Coral last year.
They weren’t sure when they’d get to meet the neighbors. So they designed a flyer that said they’d be in their driveway with drinks for anyone who would like to stop by.
“Typically you would bring people cookies or pie or invite them over for dinner, but we weren’t sure about how people were feeling,” said Amanda Evans.
A “Free Beer” sign and an invite titled “Driveway Happy Hour” helped attract neighbors.
“We were able to meet a bunch of people and I think form a really good community bond,” Amanda Evans said.
The couple recommends this method for anyone trying to break the ice in a new neighborhood.