A man who dresses up as a giraffe and carries out random acts of kindness towards people across Scotland has said he does it to feel good.
Twice a week Armstrong Baillie, 32, dons a furry suit his mother made him, before travelling to different places to do good deeds.
During the past six months Armstrong has handed out free bananas and water to runners at the Edinburgh Half Marathon, cleaned up litter on Portobello Beach and given away £10 vouchers to mothers in hospitals.
He has also been seen handing out free coffee to cold passers-by and cleaning cages at cat and dog homes.
He said: “It makes me happy when I see the difference in people when they see me in the suit. It makes them happy and it makes me feel cheery.
“The reason I picked a giraffe is that I have always been interested in animals and giraffes are my favourite animal.
“Giraffes are like me, as my head is in the clouds but my heart is in the right place.”
Australian YouTuber Hellojarrad presents this haunting and eye-opening audio clip that might provide a better understanding of what it’s like to experience auditory hallucinations as someone diagnosed with schizophrenia.
this is the first, THE FIRST TIME i have ever seen a photoshoot like this with the gender roles this way round. i’ve lost count of the number of “fashion” photo/editorials i’ve seen where some girl model lies beaten up and bleeding on the ground in an alleyway, or a girl poses in couture while being strangled by a guy, or a female celebrity poses with fake bruises. like, it’s such a well-recognised trope in the fashion world that they did a feature in one of those “[___]’s Next Top Model” shows, where the girls posed as murder and assault victims while wearing couture. there have been a couple of male celebrity “injury” photoshoots, but as i recall it was stuff like justin beiber attempting to appear more adult by looking like he’d just been in a fight.
MEN AS PROPS AND NOT REAL PEOPLE
YES YES YES
My brain went “Ooooooh, Russian prison tattoos.” and upon looking at the pictures more, it also went “No wonder he doesn’t have stars on his knees.”
reversal can be such a good tool to point out how creepy a thing is