Jesse McLaren, a well-known comedy writer, and internet personality have recently won the hearts of netizens with his unique hobby of making snow globes of people’s homes. On Sunday, McLaren tweeted a series of photos of miniature snow globes that he had crafted, along with the caption, “My most unhinged hobby is making snow globes of people’s homes and giving it to them as a gift.”
Since the tweet was posted, it has received over 23,000 likes, with users expressing their desire to commission McLaren for one of his charming creations. One user commented that they would pay a large sum of money for a snow globe from their grandmother’s old house, while another offered McLaren a place to stay in Australia in exchange for a snow globe.
Although McLaren has received numerous requests for commissions, he has mentioned that he does not currently take them, as the hobby is time-consuming and has material costs. However, he has stated that he may consider commissions in the future and will reach out to those who have messaged him.
This heartwarming story is not the first of its kind, as a similar act of kindness went viral earlier this year when a teacher turned her students’ drawings of imaginary monsters and animals into soft toys. Reid Parker, a resident of Melbourne, tweeted about the teacher’s kind gesture and shared pictures of the drawings alongside their quilted or knitted toy versions. The response to Parker’s tweet was overwhelming, prompting him to set up a GoFundMe page to support the anonymous teacher.
These heartwarming acts of kindness serve as a reminder of the joy that small gestures can bring and the impact they can have on people’s lives.