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George the giant giraffe says goodbye to his Bury St Edmunds lockdown window seat




A giant giraffe toy who has been brightening up a Bury St Edmunds window throughout the lockdown waved goodbye to his perch this week.

George has been striking inventive poses in Mustow Street since March, bringing smiles to passers-by.

His adventures were the brainchild of sisters Lisa Eilers and Amy Harris, who have been getting up early each morning to create his daily display.

Lisa Eilers and Amy Harris with George (35294554)
Lisa Eilers and Amy Harris with George (35294554)

Lisa said: “George has been a fun and ridiculous project that my sister and I started about a week into lockdown. We had gone for our daily allocated exercise and walked through a neighborhood that had so many rainbows in their windows, and it brightened our day.

"We wanted to be part of that joy-bringing for the community too (but we’re overachievers and a rainbow didn’t seem like enough).

"From that day, George was born. For the next 54 days we were up at 6.30 every morning waving to the morning walkers, and dressing up a 4ft+ giraffe. It ended up being just as much for us, as it was for the excited kids who came running to the window day after day to see what he was up to.

George the giant giraffe has been brightening up a Mustow Street window during lockdown (35294537)
George the giant giraffe has been brightening up a Mustow Street window during lockdown (35294537)

"He has brought childlike joy and a little bit of lightness to what felt like heavy days. It was fantastic to be able to share that.”

Throughout lockdown George has been a chef, holidaymaker, snowman, cyclist, snowboarder, scuba diver, lumberjack and enjoyed a spa day.

With restrictions easing, he moved back into the house this week.

His adventures have been documented on Instagram @georgethegiantgiraffe