As a joke, Hopkins bought a can of spray paint at their local Walmart and their 69-cent investment to make themselves laugh quickly went viral.
Hopkins painted "Got the Spider!" on the wrecked house's roof. Drivers slowed down to catch a glimpse and to have a laugh.
"I didn't think anybody would really notice," Hopkins told the Argus Leader. "We did it just to make us laugh."
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"It made somebody smile for a day," Cronk told the newspaper. "It made somebody stop and giggle for a few minutes and remember that life doesn't always have to be a hustle and bustle. To me, it's a blessing because we made somebody smile and laugh about it."
It also had a side benefit. "It made people laugh for a second and made them slow down to the speed limit," Hopkins told the Argus Leader.