Woodbridge, Va. - One peanut butter-lover in Prince William County has been granted a lifetime supply of peanut butter from grocery store Lidl -- but now he's using his good fortunate to give back to others.
Bean is a 15-year-old boy with autism who lives in Woodbridge and he loves peanut butter. He eats a peanut butter sandwich three times a day. In fact, he went through 72 jars in just eight months.
Lidl heard about Bean and wanted to give him a boost for being such a great customer.
They gave him an additional 72 jars of peanut butter to replenish his supply.
But then, they challenged him to get 72,000 retweets in exchange for a lifetime supply of peanut butter.
But then, Monica Lewinsky retweeted Bean, as well as author Neil Gaiman, and the tweet exploded and reached 76,000 retweets. So Bean got his peanut butter!
But then, in a twist Bean decided to pay his good fortune forward.
The government shutdown has left many people without pay - including Bean's dad. In the spirit of giving, Bean decided to give away five years worth of his peanut butter to furloughed employees.
The drive will take place at Lidl's Dumfries warehouse on Jan. 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Workers are instructed to bring their federal IDs and are allowed up to three jars per person.
The movement has also raised lots of awareness about Autism due to Bean's bright clothing and diet.
Bean will return to the Dumfries Lidl location to give out peanut butter on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
All of the local Lidl stores are offering specials for furloughed workers this weekend - for each $40 spent, they'll take off $10.