Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong received a “Michigan care package” from Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Saturday.
Strong recently portrayed Whitmer on an episode of SNL -- delivering a parody message on behalf of the Michigan governor amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Gov. Whitmer sent Strong an assortment of beer, stickers and other items from the Kalamazoo-native Bell’s Brewery.
In an Instagram post, Strong thanked Whitmer for the gifts.
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Got a giant and gorgeous Michigan care package sent to New York courtesy of that super cool woman from Michigan ❤️💙❤️ Thank you @gewhitmer !!! Honestly, this blew me away! And thank you @sudigreen and @frangillespie for always writing wonderful funny pieces. I’m sorry I can’t share with you in person, so cheers to you from afar!
“Got a giant and gorgeous Michigan care package sent to New York courtesy of that super cool woman from Michigan," Strong said in her Instagram post on Saturday. “Thank you @gewhitmer !!! Honestly, this blew me away!”
In the SNL performance, Strong’s portrayal of Whitmer was drinking a Labatt’s beer. After the episode aired, Whitmer told Fox 2 News “We love Canada, but we drink Michigan beer!”
Whitmer was pictured with Bell’s Brewery’s Two Hearted Ale -- which was included in her care package to Strong.