NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - On a cold day, there's nothing quite like a hot, melty slice of pizza. 

"Anything that can beat a hot pizza? Haven't found one yet," smiled Ryan Bruchey, brand manager at Tailgate Brewery.

"We make pizza and beer. Full stop. That's our business," he said. 

The art on the walls tells you that too — characters from Ghostbusters, Home Alone, and the Simpsons are seen scarfing down a pizza in the many art pieces.

There's a change in the art lately, as it takes on the pandemic, bringing smiles in these months that have been hard for so many. 

What nurses have gone through has been top of mind for Ryan.

"My girlfriend has been a nurse at Vandy for six plus years now," he said. "They need nourishment where they might not be able to sit down for a 12-hour period."

Tailgate figured there was something they could give. 

"We're cooking personal pizzas for healthcare workers," Ryan said. 

People can make donations through the Tailgate website or in person. 

$8.20 gets a hot, melty pizza to a nurse. 

"It's a little bit of comfort to get someone through an emotionally grueling shift," Ryan said. "Anything we can do to say thanks to these people is critical."

To learn more about Tailgate's pizza program click here.

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