A friend everyone believed had tragically succumbed to Covid now wants to meet for a beer on a terrace, according to reports.
The last anyone in the group of friends had heard from Phil Sullivan, a 34-year-old project manager who lives in Clausen, was last autumn just as bars and restaurants were ordered to close.
“This sucks!” was his penultimate Facebook post dated November 29, prompting concerned friends to respond with “let me know if you wanna talk” and “call me!”
Despite these exhortations, Sullivan didn’t give any news, nor did he respond to the dozens of messages sent to him the following five months.
Rumors such as that he had journeyed to the Himalayas to be given a sky burial or that he had returned to his home country to spend his final days playing his childhood video game console began to circulate.
In March, friends held a memorial service for Sullivan on Zoom. However, on Tuesday he made a miraculous reappearance.
“Sun and spring are here. Who’s up for a beer outside this afternoon?” he posted on Facebook.
The post garnered 14 likes, and one friend responded with a GIF of a nun dancing and singing hallelujah.
“I’ve spent months laboring over a eulogy to read at his funeral, which I assumed had been delayed, but now he suddenly pops up, back from the dead, just because he can drink in public again?” said one friend.
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