Best friends who asked people to ‘relax and have a beer,’ get a call from Brad Paisley

Their simple message, and a powerful image of a white man and a black man clinking bottles and sharing a beer, spread like wildfire on social media. Thousands and thousands of reactions and shares across the entire country later:

“It’s insane,” Smith exclaimed. “It’s such a cool feeling that we’re making such a big impact across the community, and what seems to be across the US.”

And as Batman to his Robin:

“It’s awesome,” Ellis echoed. “It feels so great.”