The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Wawa Went to Rio

Well, metaphorically speaking, that is.

It was a big, big week for our region’s iconic convenience-store chain. Not only was it Hoagiefest! Not only did Eagles tight end Brent Celek hang out as an undercover Wawa coffee-station employee to prank customers. (“Uh-oh! Coffee audible. Is there any way I can coach you through?”) But the darling of the Rio Olympics, Jersey’s own Laurie Hernandez, helped the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to a second straight gold medal with a wink and a prayer, then capped off the dream of a lifetime with a promise from her big brother Marcus: “As soon as you land we’re going straight to Wawa.” Talk about goosebumps.

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