Beer saves the day! There's never been a better reason to go buy a six-pack than now.

Right now, the Southwestern U.S. is underwater as a terrfiying, historic storm ravages the landscape. Fatal flooding and severe weather have killed at least 37 people, as power outages and damage to roads and infrastructure devastate towns and cities. In the midst of the chaos and turmoil, one thing has become clear: the people need a hero.

And that hero … is beer.

To aid in the relief efforts, a Georgia Anheuser-Busch brewery has completely halted its normal production of yeasty golden fluid, and has instead started churning out cans upon cans of emergency drinking water for the Red Cross to distribute as needed. That's not surprising; they must have a lot of extra water on hand since their beer is waterier than sea level rise … but hey, we'll take it!

"Oklahoma and Texas are in an unprecedented situation," Red Cross spokesman Jordan Scott told NBC News. "There are a lot of folks in need and everyone's coming forward to help out."

Anheuser-Busch, who makes Stella Artois, Budweiser, Beck's and more, has actually performed similar acts of heroism before; the company has a long and glorious history of producing potable drinking water for the Red Cross and people in a state of emergency.  In fact, at this very moment, they're shipping out about 48K cans of drinking water to communities in the Southwest. Beer is truly saving the day.

Now, you may be thinking, "Is this real, or is this just some twisted marketing ploy to make people go buy Bud Light?"

Our advice to you? Silence yourself. There's never been a better time to enjoy the crisp, malty taste of a refreshing Budweiser beer than now. Budweiser: the king of beer.