Scotland's New Hero Is Man in Giraffe Suit
Armstrong Baillie does good deeds around country; got idea 'on the loo'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 19, 2012 12:14 PM CST
Loading... Please wait

(Newser) – While sitting on the toilet, a jobless Scottish man had an idea: Why not dress as a giraffe and do good deeds for people? Now, Armstrong Baillie has developed a reputation as the Good Giraffe, and as said animal he's done kindnesses like cleaning beaches, giving runners bananas, and watching a dog for the day, The Blaze reports. Baillie's mother made the costume in which he travels to various towns to do his self-directed charity work.

''I feel good when I do it,'' Baillie tells the Courier. ''When I carry out these acts it seems to have a knock-on effect and people seem to have a positive response. That's my whole thing—what comes around goes around." He's still looking for a job, "but I would like to think the Good Giraffe would be part of that one day. Even if it's not, I would still want to do this at least once a week."

View 1 image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Scotland's New Hero Is Man in Giraffe Suit is...
3%
6%
2%
1%
88%
0%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 16 comments
Avrahama
Nov 22, 2012 1:29 PM CST
I hate to say it but the word 'gimmick' comes to mind. Eat_Eateator's post: Have you ever tried to help someone? They look at you like you're crazy. Now if a giraffe comes up to help you. You say, well what would you possibly do for me giraffe? That's priceless.
$28919642
Nov 20, 2012 8:34 AM CST
"While sitting on the toilet, a jobless Scottish man had an idea: Why not dress as a giraffe and do good deeds for people?" You know, I never, ever imagined I'd ever read the above sentence.
793tango
Nov 19, 2012 8:00 PM CST
And now for something completely different.....a man with a stoat through his head. Just HAD to say that!