Denmark sends butter aid to Norway
Norway has run out and Danish dairies can’t and won’t help.
So the TV2 television programme Good Morning Denmark has started a butter-raiser to send at least 1,000 packs of creamy, real Danish butter to Norway, where the population is pining for the real thing for the baking season, rather than spreads and other substitutes.
Even Facebook has got involved to get even more fat off to Norwegian cousins with groups such as ‘Send butter to Norway ’, ‘Send more butter (to Norway) ’ and ‘Norway needs butter - Danes help ’.
It is not the first time that Denmark has helped Norway out of a crisis – although the last one was probably a bit more acute. In 2004 a transport strike in Norway left the country short of lavatory rolls. Then, as now, Danes queued up to help their brethren Scandinavians solve the shortage.
Morten Resen, now of TV2’s Good Morning Denmark, was then host of his own morning show on DR’s P3, and then, as now, was able to convince Danes to rally round and help. In all, some 8,000 rolls were transported to needy Norwegians.