Birmingham boy tells a joke a day during lockdown


Sonny MasonImage copyright Lisa Mason
Image caption The boy telling a comic narrative a day proper through lockdown

An eight-365 days-worn boy has spent each day of lockdown leaving jokes on the tip of his driveway to present strangers a giggle.

Sonny Mason, from Kings Heath, Birmingham, said he figuring out his comic photos would “cheer of us up”.

And just a few of these to like had their comic bones cheerful like written support to him as a end result.

“[A man] said that he beloved the jokes and he in actuality wished me to keep it up,” Sonny said.

Image copyright Lisa Mason
Image caption Sonny wrote a knock-knock comic narrative on day 12

Sonny said his handiwork was as soon as piece of residence schooling, including: “I merely figuring out because we’re in this kind of exhausting time now, if I wrote a comic narrative out, it could in all probability in all probability per chance perchance presumably cheer of us up and my mum told me to achieve it as well – to practise my handwriting.”

Image copyright Lisa Mason
Image caption His creations like been left on the bottom of his driveway

On the first day he wrote: “Why attain seagulls most efficient cruise over the ocean? Because if they flew over the bay they would be known as bagels.”

And on day 27 he asked: “Why did the golfer raise two pairs of pants to the recreation? In case he purchased a gap in a single!”

The V&A Museum of Childhood in London, which is collating kid’s lockdown creations, realized of Sonny’s efforts and said his jokes like been “good”.

Gina Koutsika, from the venue, said: “As soon as I checked out [the jokes and pictures], they in actuality cheered me up, even supposing I’m miles away.”

She said the keep formative years like been enthusiastic, the museum was as soon as working to “enlighten this moment in time and perceive the importance and the reactions and creations in documenting the disaster”.

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