A family asked to take out their neighbors’ trash while they were away on vacation took the request rather literally – and took it on a tour of their local town.
Tori Gabriel, 40, came up with the comical idea after neighbors Janey and David went away to Portugal and asked her to take their trash out on collection day.
Taking the neighbors’ trash out: Binny at the playground. (Tori Gabriel via SWNS)
She admitted a “dad joke went a bit too far” when she told her husband Steve, who replied: “Alright, where should we take it?”
With the help of their daughters, the couple made stick-on eyes from cardboard and acrylic paint as well as hair from colorful wool to create “Binny.”
Tori and her two children Jessica, 9, and Lexi, 8, then took the wheelie bin on a tour of Kirton, England, capturing hilarious photos of the bin’s day out around the village.
Binny can be seen enjoying a pint in the local pub, going down a slide at the playground in the park and walking the dog during his adventure.
They also went to the local shops, a fish and chip shop, the town hall and war monument and even the local hairdressers who agreed to give Binny a “short back and sides.”
Tori said the sight of a wheelie-bin being given a whirlwind tour of the town put a smile on the faces of locals and it was just a “silly summer holiday thing to do.”
She said: “We walked around our village stopping anywhere we thought Binny might want to stop.
“We had a few people ask us what we were doing but once we explained they loved the idea and wanted to be involved.
“Everyone thought it was just really fun and it made a lot of people smile, which is what you want in this day and age.
“One person asked if we wanted a picture of it walking the dog, so she hid behind the bin so it looked like the bin was walking the dog.”
“The girls thought it was really funny too. They kept saying: ‘Why don’t we make him do this? Why don’t we take him over there?’
“It really blew up into something that made everyone smile.”
She waited until her neighbors had returned from their vacation to reveal what they had done after she was asked by them: “Why does our bin have eyes?”
She said: “We didn’t want to advertise the fact they were away so waited until they came back.
“When we did show them, they were like: ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe you did that.’
“They came round to see us after their holiday and asked: ‘Why has the bin got eyes?’
“We said that there was a story there, and that’s when we showed them the photos and they loved it.
“I then shared them on our local Facebook site and the response has been incredible.”
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