In a time when local businesses across the country are reeling from the pandemic and everyone could use an extra dose of joy, businesses in Christiansburg, Virginia are delighting the masses and getting some free marketing with a friendly sign war that has gone wildly viral.

It all started two weeks ago when Bridge Kaldro Music posted this message to Super Shoes, a neighboring business across the street: "Hey Super Shoes! Wanna start a sign war?"

After a few days, the shoe store took up the challenge: "Hey Bridge Kaldro! Our shoe strings are stronger than your guitar string."

It was on.

"Your shoestring never got anyone a date," wrote Bridge Kaldro.

"Keep your play dates," retorted Super Shoes. "We specialize in solemates."

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