A security guard at a cowboy museum is showing he has true grit in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tim, the head of security at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, has been managing its social media accounts while it has been closed because of the COVID-19 crisis.
“I’m new to social media but excited to share what I am told is called ‘content’ on all of The Cowboy’s what I am told are ‘platforms’ including the Twitter, the Facebook, and the Instagram,” Tim wrote on the museum’s Instagram page.
Tim and his team are continuing to “protect and monitor the museum grounds,” he continued.
Tim has become social media maverick, grabbing the bull by its horns over the last week with daily posts touring the museum’s collection.
In one post, Tim highlights a photography exhibit called “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing” that runs through May 20.
“Her photographs are very moving. That is a photo of her. She looks like someone I’d want to have a beer with,” he wrote, ending the post with “Thanks, Tim” as usual.
He has also offered words of encouragement on social distancing and handling anxieties as the US has become the epicenter for the coronavirus.
“This is one of her photos of people lined up at a social security office in San Francisco trying to get unemployment benefits in 1937. It was a tough time then. And it looks like it’s going to be a tough time now. But we get through these times together, don’t we? We did it before. We’ll do it now,” Tim wrote under another Lange photo.
People have also found his dad jokes endearing.
“Lots of people are asking how I ended up doing the social media. The answer is that I got roped into it. LOL. Check out this twisted rawhide rope the Argentinian Gauchos would use,” Tim quipped in a post.
His new fans have told Tim to try to hang on to his new gig, with many branding him the “highlight of my quarantine.”
“If they ever try taking away the social media responsibility away from you Tim just say, “Frayed Knot!” Commented @jillianbean85.
Others praised the museum for giving him the job, “Seth In Marketing made the best call of his career by putting you in charge here, Tim.”
But Tim has definitely been giving people something to smile about — with some hoping to make a trip to visit Tim when lockdowns nationwide are lifted.
“I think we may need to make a trip out and see your museum when this all blows over. Thanks for the posts and the smiles,” another commenter said.