An overexcited punter ended up pouring a celebratory beer all over his head as he enjoyed his first pint at the pub after lockdown. See for yourself in the clip below:
Charlie Richards, 45, was so delighted to be reunited with his local that he showered himself in the first lager he's ordered in more than four months.
His pal Mark Williams, 46, managed to capture the hilarious moment on film, and the clip soon went viral - having been viewed by more than 210,000 people across the world since being posted on Facebook.
The boozy duo had headed down to The Abbey in St Helens, Merseyside, when restrictions eased on Monday (12 April).
But Charlie 'got a bit excited' as he took his first sip - saying 'I've missed this' as he washed his face with the long-awaited beer, before completely drenching himself.
The dad-of-two, from St Helens, said: "I live quite close to my local and it's a really great pub.
"I'm always messing around really but on Monday the sun was out and I got two pints instead of one because there was a queue.
"My mate was just doing a video showing everyone there really enjoying the day as the pub has just been done up.
"As the camera went onto me, I got a bit excited and ended up splashing the beer on my face like aftershave before pouring it over my head for a few laughs.
"I didn't plan on doing it. I just thought 'whatever' and poured it on my head.
"There were a couple of girls sitting at the back and you heard them gasp and then there were people looking at me like I was a bit weird.
"But I only live close so I walked out to get changed and the landlord just rolled his eyes and wasn't surprised.
"And then I just came back and ordered another pint."
Charlie, who co-owns a window manufacturing business, is well-known by locals, having previously posted footage of himself pretending to cry outside the pub when it closed during lockdown.
But he was surprised how popular his latest video has been, adding: "I have a mate who lives in New Zealand and he text me about it because someone in his office showed him the video and he recognised that it was me.
"Another mate is working in Dubai at the minute and he text me about it too.
"It's just gone absolutely crazy for something that was just a little laugh. It was just something to cheer people up.
"I was just so made up to be back in the pub and the sun was out as well and it was just good to see a pint glass instead of a normal one at home.
"It's just good to be back in my local and I'm sure it's the same for everyone."
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