It’s the fourth week of lockdown, and things aren’t looking so bright.
In times of crisis like these, we should always show our love and support to those around us. One easy way of doing this is by cheering them up. I know it sounds like a lot of work but it’s actually quite simple—just be yourself!
A dancer named Clare Meardon from West Cornwall in the UK discovered a cool idea of entertaining herself and those around her. She walks with her dog wearing silly costumes and everybody loves it (except for the dog). It started out as a joke but when she realised the kind of impact her hilarious photos were having on people in quarantine she started doing it more often.
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Meet Clare Meardon and her dog Hendrix.
Every other day she puts up a strange costume and takes a walk with the dog.
However, he isn’t very proud of her mommy.
Here’s what the dog posted on Facebook.
Besides playing her part in making life less miserable for others here’s the advice that Clare has for everyone in quarantine:
“Keep it light. Don’t take life too seriously. Get up and do it, you’ll feel better if you do something physical or productive as soon as you get up. Even 10 minutes of light exercise first thing will boost your mood and endorphins and make you have a better day.”
How cool is this?
She continued to say, “We are all responsible for our own health and well-being, we are just here to give you a helping hand along the way. We are posting short clips and doing live workouts on our Facebook and Instagram, whether you want a 1-minute plank or a full hour of Pilates, dance, stretching or fitness, we have it all. You deserve to feel amazing. All our workouts and videos are being done for free. We just want to share some fun and fitness for all during this difficult time.”
Walking the dog in an Eve costume.
Did you know, all of this was not planned? “Because I run a dance school, I have a lot of costumes which I make myself,” Clare told Caters News. “We were meant to be having a show in July, so I’d taken them all home to fix ahead of that. I was mending the Eve costume, and because it’s a stretch fabric it is actually much easier to work with while you are wearing it, so I put it on.”
She thought it would be funny to take a picture. So, she did and sent it to a friend who then dared her to go for a walk like that.
“When she said that, how could I not? After I posted the first clip online, people said watching it was the highlight of their day and I realized just how much of a bad time a lot of people must be having at the moment and how everyone needed something to laugh about.”
Here’s Clare dressed up as Ballerina!
“So the next day, I dressed as a ballerina and walked along the pavement in my pointed shoes. The hype just built and built from there to post a new video each day!”
Now, everyone loves her videos and posts except for Hendrix of course.
Here’s the all-famous unicorn dress.
While Hendrix looks embarrassed, everyone else is enjoying cute the duo.
Superhero to the rescue!
This time he got a proper costume too, and well, his expressions are still the same.
This is clare’s work station.
She runs the Savvy Studios in Hayle and comes up with most of the ideas herself. About her superhero costume here’s what she had to say: “The superhero costume came from a desire to ‘be fierce’ and remind women they can be whoever they want to be—they can be sexy and sassy and funny and ridiculous all at once.”
People absolutely loved loved Clare and her photos and here’s how they responded.
What do you think of this awesome duo? Let us know in the comments below.