Museum Security Guard Takes Over Social Media During Coronavirus, Goes Viral

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Like many venues, due to the coronavirus, The National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma needed to shut down. As a result, its head security guard, Tim Send, took over social media for the museum. Instantly, the world fell in love with the sweet and entertaining security guard! In times like these, we need people like Tim the Cowboy to bless us with some wholesome tweets!

Tim The Cowboy – Security Guard Turned Social Media Manager

Tim the Cowboy Social Media
National Cowboy Museum/Twitter

Ever since the terrible coronavirus pandemic began, many have been looking for ways to spread kindness and cheer to those around them. Thankfully, security officer Tim Send is no different! When the National Cowboy Museum, located in Oklahoma City, OK, needed to shut down to COVID-19, they didn’t want their fans to worry about or miss the exhibits. So, the museum left Send in charge of the social media!

The very next day, Tim the Cowboy sent out his first tweet: “Hello, my name is Tim and I am the head of security for The Cowboy. I have been asked to take on the additional duty of social media management while the museum is closed. I’m new to this but excited. My team will also continue to protect and monitor the museum. Thanks, Tim Send.” Not long after, the security guard went viral on Twitter and Facebook! From his first tweet onward, Send continued his updates and gained quite a few fans and new followers…

Sharing Celebrity Photos And Museum Updates

National Cowboy Museum Security Guard Coronavirus
National Cowboy Museum/Twitter

Starting from the very first day of the closure, Send has taken it upon himself to share with his 305,000 followers cowboy news like postponement of the Western Heritage Awards. He also loves to post photos from throughout the museum. However, above all, Send’s fans like old photos of the guard with celebrities who visited the museum in the past.

“Got to meet Kevin Costner at last year’s Western Heritage Awards. He was very funny. Unfortunately there’s no dancing at the awards or wolves. Thanks, Tim,” the guard tweeted with the pair’s photo. He shared another photo, this time with the legendary Sam Elliott. “Sam Elliott. He got swarmed just trying to walk down the hall. Asked if he needed any help and he said that’s what he signed up for. Quality mustache. #HashtagTheCowboy Thanks, Tim.”

“Thanks, Tim”

Tim the Cowboy Social Media
National Cowboy Museum/Twitter

Above all, Tim the Cowboy’s tweets are always wholesome and pure. As a result, many followers compared Send to their own fathers and how they use social media.  The guard’s positive attitude and down to earth posts, as well as his signature sign off – “Thanks, Tim” – won people over. “Tim you are awesome. Thank you for coming online, we all needed you!” a user wrote. Send even has some of his own hashtags, which his followers created: #HashtagTheCowboy and #HashtagWeLoveYouTim.

If you’re looking for some good humor during your lockdown, be sure to follow Tim the Cowboy. He won’t be in charge of the museum’s social media forever, after all.

Sources: CNet, People, Twitter.