- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 11:25AM
In our darkest times, New Zealanders have looked towards strong, compassionate men and women to get us through.
Tested by the global coronavirus pandemic, many Kiwis have been assured by the clear, concise communication given by "Aunty Jacinda" and the firm hand and warm smile of Police Commissioner Mike Bush.
Now your favourite uncle is back, with a message that will resonate with New Zealanders young and old.
Sergeant Guy Baldwin, of viral "always blow on the pie" fame, has returned with another important safety message: Stay Home.
Baldwin sprang to fame in 2009 when a clip of him advising a young man on the finer points of late-night pie consumption went viral.
"At three o'clock in the morning that pie has been in the warming drawer for probably about 12 hours. It'll be thermonuclear," he wisely intoned.
"You must always blow on the pie, always blow on the pie. Safer communities together, OK."
Now Baldwin has returned in a new video shared by NZ Police.
Labelling coronavirus an "invisible dragon", Baldwin urges Kiwis to follow the rules.
"Please, stay home. Let's break the chain and save lives.
"If we follow the rules, we'll end this lockdown sooner.
"Let's slay this dragon, and get back to doing the things we love, like eating pies."
Do as the man says.
This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission