Instead of wallowing in his unemployment, one Scottish man is using his extra free time to help others — while in costume.
Armstrong Ballie, 32, travels around Scotland in a giraffe suit his mother made, doing good deeds along the way.
Ballie, currently unemployed, transforms into "The Good Giraffe" twice a week, committing his time to helping others. To fund his acts of kindness, the Scottish man busks, in costume, using a kazoo and djembe drum.
"Giraffes are like me, as my head is in the clouds but my heart is in the right place," Ballie told BBC Scotland of his animal choice.
Ballie hitchhikes everywhere, "but, get this, he can only be picked up by convertibles because of the difficulties of fitting into a normal vehicle in such an oversized costume. We didn't think there too many convertibles on Scottish roads but you learn something new every day," Joe.ie's Conor Heneghan writes.
See a gallery of Ballie's giraffe in action here.
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