Oftentimes, Twitter is where ideas go to die. It's the perfect place to word vomit your hopes, dreams, and fears to hundreds of millions of people who may or may not be listening. But that wasn't the case for Kansas State senior Claire Daniels who put this wish into the ether back in December:
We completely understand the desire to have your favorite liquid on tap — and apparently the folks at Dr Pepper do, too. One of the brand's managers, Lyndsay Loomer, saw Daniels' tweet and slapped together a team of engineers and artists to make it a reality. "We were really inspired by her love of the brand and wanted to have a fun twist on what exactly that means for her," Loomer shared with the college's paper.
They reached out to Daniels a month after she tweeted, asking if they could visit Manhattan, KS, to surprise her as a reward for her loyalty. Last night, the team finally pulled through on their promise: They set up the fountain and a crew to film the reveal on Daniels' front yard while her friends distracted her upstairs. And if the fountain Daniels had in mind was the kind you see in a restaurant, then the finished product must have blown her mind. The structure can hold its own against Europe's most beautiful bubblers: It's a six-foot tall, three-tiered fountain, with the soda pouring out of maroon bottles. The thing holds a whopping five gallons of soda, and Dr Pepper gifted Daniels with another 1,200 cans to keep it flowing.
The timing couldn't be more perfect, since Daniels gave up Dr Pepper for Lent, which comes to an end this Sunday. "It's going to be bad," Daniels laughed.