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 Staff

Posted Nov 19, 2012 12:14 PM CST

(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."

A frame grab from YouTube video of the giraffe.
A frame grab from YouTube video of the giraffe.   (YouTube)
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The Good Giraffe hits the beach.   (YouTube)

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