Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
How do you know you’ve made it in life?
Well, one solid way is if you’ve been made into a bobblehead.
Personally, I love it when unlikely people get lifted up by circumstances and the culture; if you will, stand with me (okay, full disclosure: sit in your sock feet) in congratulating Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is leading us through a troubled time, and I’m grateful for his help. If you ask me, he deserves to be floppin’ around on a spring.
And now it’s official: As announced Wednesday, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled the Fauci bobblehead.
The teetering tribute features the Trump coronavirus task force expert wearing a suit atop a platform bearing his name.
Dr. Fauci bobblehead to go on sale Friday https://t.co/ornWcHjec0
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) April 1, 2020
The miniature man will go on sale Friday for the pandemic price of $25.
Each purchase donates $5 to the American Hospital Association, supporting the 100 Million Mask Challenge, which aims to produce personal protective gear for healthcare workers.
As reported by the Miami Herald, Museum co-founder CEO Phil Sklar congratulated the good doctor via a press release:
“Bobbleheads are the ultimate honor, and we think Dr. Fauci deserves it given what he has done and continues to do for our country and the world in the battle against COVID-19. We received a lot of requests for a bobblehead of Dr. Fauci and are excited to be able to use the bobblehead to raise funds for a vital organization that is helping limit the spread of the coronavirus while making people smile during these unprecedented times.”
The bobbleheads’ll start shipping in July.
Get yours now.
And for Pete’s sake: Don’t touch his face.
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