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Viral Tweet About Vikings Hosting The Homeless Tonight Is Reportedly Not True

The Minnesota Vikings stadium.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 4: A general view before the game between the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Minneapolis is experiencing record-setting cold tonight.

The temperatures all day have been below-zero. Those conditions are brutal for anyone who has to go outside, but they are deadly for homeless people.

Earlier tonight, a tweet from David Dellanave, a fitness professional in Minneapolis, indicated that the Minnesota Vikings were going to open up U.S. Bank Stadium to house homeless people who needed to get out of the chill.

Sounds like an awesome idea, right? Dellanave's tweet began to circulate and generate plenty of feedback. There was only one problem: it appears he made the whole thing up. Seth Kaplan of MyFox9 in the area followed up on Dellanave's claim and has apparently debunked it.

Incredible that anyone would make something like that up, though it is unclear exactly what Dellanave's motivation was. As it stands, here is the list of verified Minneapolis-area homeless shelters. Update: Now, Dellanave has acknowledged this isn't happening.

Well, this is now settled after a really weird couple of hours.