Edmund O’Leary shared a simple message on Twitter over the weekend, reaching out for people to say hello, little did he know how far his message would go.
Edmund caught international attention after tweeting about his mental health during the pandemic.
After living alone throughout the entire pandemic, Edmund found himself feeling rock bottom so he took to Twitter to reach out to people, he wrote: “I am not ok. Feeling rock bottom. Please take a few seconds to say hello if you see this tweet. Thank you.”
He has been flooded with support from people all across the world, and his Tweet has racked up over 100,000 replies.
Edmund appeared on This Morning earlier today to discuss the aftermath of his tweet which he revealed has been ‘phenomenal’.
Ruth asked Edmun what led him to the tweet, he said: “On Friday I was feeling very depressed, I was feeling more and more depressed as the hours were passing, feeling very isolated, and I just felt there wasn’t much more I could take, and I just reflected on a friend of mine on Twitter, a Twitter friend that has mental health problems.
“Sometimes he tweets before he goes to bed ‘says hi if theres anyone out there who can say goodnight’, I always acknowledge his tweet”.
“I was just thinking if it works for him it may work for me.”
Edmund said he’s had so many private messages too. He added: “I’ve had many men send me private messages as well as normal tweets to say that they could not do what I did.
“They just don’t have the courage to do so, and they said you’re a courageous man for doing so. They were applauding me.
Edmund then offered some heartfelt advice to people, in particular men, who are struggling with mental health problems: “Try to reach out for help, don’t feel alone, we are in for a pretty awful winter by all accounts, so reach out for help, reach out to loved ones, seek medical help if necessary.”
If you are feeling lonely in the pandemic or need help with your mental health, head to Every Mind Matters for more support or information.
Shopper shows off ‘stunning’ Christmas decorations which cost as little as 28p at The Range
What a bargain!
Shoppers can’t get enough of The Range’s cheap and cheerful Christmas decs.
A woman has shared her ‘dirt cheap’ Christmas decorations she has snapped up at The Range on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains Facebook Group.
Captioning a picture of her beautifully decorated tree, she wrote: “Absolutely in love with my baubles from The Range. Seen a few people say about the Range.
“Video doesn’t do them justice at all.”
The woman’s tree donned stunning glittery gold, silver and white baubles and twinkling lights.
She also added the receipt with prices of baubles starting at just 28p, others ranged from 40p to 45p.
Needless to say, her fellow bargain hunters were blown away by her haul. One commented: “Wow looks fabulous !!!!”
Another said: “I’ve got all these too…I love the range for baubles.”
“I’ve been to the range today and they have some really lovely baubles, and decorations in there,” one admitted.
Other shoppers gave a handy hint to head to The Range in January when they have huge sales with discounts of up to 70% on decorations.
One wrote: “I know where we are going in January”, and a second said: “I did the same last year got loads of beautiful bits for next to nothing”.
A third said: “Its so cheap anyway! but always handy to stock up on a new theme for the next year even cheaper.”
B&M shoppers shocked to find ‘x-rated’ detail on popular Christmas decoration
Shoppers ‘stunned’ by surprising detail on one of B&M’s Christmas decorations.
A woman shared the ‘x-rated’ detail that can be found on a ‘cute’ Christmas reindeer ornament on Facebook.
The white festive decoration includes a reindeer with a number of adorable animals on its back including a sleeping fox, an owl, a rabbit and a squirrel, as well as a robin on top of one of its antlers.
Thinking it would make the perfect addition to her mantlepiece, the woman and many others put it in her basket.
It wasn’t until she turned it over to see the price tag she noticed a very realistic set of male genitals.
The shopper shared a snap of the £10 ornament on a Facebook group writing: “So I was just in B&M and saw this stag. Thought it was pretty cute.
“I go to find the barcode as it wasn’t round its neck where it usually is so thought it may be a stuck on somewhere…
“I turn it over & see that.”
More recently, a TikTok video of the ornament has gone viral showcasing the reindeers meat and two veg with the caption ‘B&M have some explaining to do’.
The video has been liked more than one million times and racked up hundreds of thousands of likes.
A B&M spokesperson said: “We don’t want to come across as cocky but we think we’ve got the best range of decorations on the high street this year!
“Our stag ornament has sold really well – we can’t help but think it’s because of his big personality.”
Mum demands £450 compensation from babysitter who fed chicken nuggets to her vegetarian kids
Who is to blame?
A babysitter fed two children a McDonald’s Happy Meal after their request, but their mum was furious because they are vegetarian.
The babysitter has refused to pay £450 ‘emotional support money’ to the mum after feeding her children chicken nuggets, because she wasn’t told they were vegetarian.
The 19-year-old babysitter has been babysitting for two years and was asked to look after two children from a new family.
The kids, nine and seven, were well-behaved while with the childminder who in reward for their good behaviour said they could have a Happy Meal after they requested one.
Both children and the parents failed to mention the kids were vegetarians. It lead to a blazing row when the parents returned to collect their kids and found out they had eaten chicken.
The babysitter explained: “The mom came home early and saw her children eating chicken nuggets. She literally ripped the nuggets out of their hands and started screaming that I’m horrible for allowing her children to eat dead corpses and yelling at her children for eating the meat.
“She kicked me out without paying me and then later text me saying that I need to pay her $300 (£227) for each kid for the emotional damage I have caused them and if I didn’t she’d take me to court.
“I refused to pay the money and told her that she should have told me that she was vegetarian and I would have made sure to completely respect her family diet choice and since she didn’t tell me it’s not my fault.
“She said that I shouldn’t just assume everyone eats meat.”
The sitter took to Reddit to ask how to handle the situation, unfazed by the legal threat as both her father and brother are lawyers.
One commented on the post: “It was her responsibility to tell you her kids were vegetarian. She still owes you money for babysitting. I’d be willing to bet she has pulled this stunt before to get out of paying and maybe try to get some extra cash.
“I find it weird that neither kid mentioned they didn’t eat meat and they wanted a happy meal.”
A second said: “Give her contact info to your lawyers. Ask her when you can expect to be paid or if you should settle that as well in court”.
Another said: “Call her bluff. She’ll be laughed at in court.”
Who do you think is to blame in the situation?