Retired dentist Peter Maddox, 84, was left without a choice but to scrap his yellow Vauxhall Corsa car after vandals scratched the word “move” and smashed the driver’s side window and rear windscreen.
Later on, mechanics told him that repairing all the damage and respraying the vehicle will cost thousands of dollars. So he decided to scrap it instead.
People have often slammed Maddox’ banana-colored car as an “eyesore.”
Prior to this unfortunate incident, both locals and tourists have already criticized his vehicle, calling it an “eyesore” and a “photobomber” on the picturesque town of Bilbury, Gloucestershire.
Others labeled the vehicle as a “photobomber” on the “most beautiful village in England.”
However, after hearing about the pensioner’s story, yellow car owners decided to show their support.
Matty Bee organized a parade and eventually, the village was filled with hundreds of yellow vehicles.
It was literally a “celebration of anything yellow.”
According to Bee:
“The response has been amazing and overwhelming; people from all over the country and all over the world have applied to join the group.
“We’ve had everything here from a three-wheeler and a Mini to a Lamborghini super car… I’ve never seen so many yellow colored cars in one place.”
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Maddox said he felt “overwhelmed” by the support as he watched the rally from his cottage.
He was also presented with a miniature version of his old car.
Maddox moved to the town 15 years ago after his wife passed away. He bought the yellow car just 3 years ago.
Meanwhile, the authorities are working hard on finding the culprits behind the crime.
Sgt Garrett Gloyne said:
“We have conducted house-to-house inquiries. We are aware that presence of the vehicle was the bone of contention to some people.
“Nevertheless, the damage caused to vehicle is beyond the pale and we would appeal for anyone who knows anything to contact us.”
Iskra Lawrence Is Proof That You Don’t Need To Be Skinny To Be Pretty
She rocked those curves!
A lot of women have struggled with insecurities involving their body shape. The media has always portrayed that skinny women are prettier and are always the ones worthy to land on magazine covers and spreads. However, in this modern age, women have become more empowered and confident about their bodies, that they have come to realize and accept that being skinny doesn’t always mean being pretty. One of the best examples of how beauty doesn’t mean being too thin is English model Iskra Lawrence.
Iskra was born on Sept. 11, 1990 in Wolverhampton in England. She models for Aerie, a clothing brand under American Eagle Outfitters. She is not the usual size 0 models that people are used to seeing on the runway. At the same time, she is unlike the gorgeous plus size models that are gaining recognition nowadays. Still, Iskra Lawrence has this unique body type that people don’t often see on magazine covers.
Iskra Lawrence may not be stick thin, but she rocks her curves.
The Inspiring Rags-to-Riches Story of Forever 21, From Pumping Gas to $6-B Retail Giant
A true rags-to-riches tale!
Did you know that Forever 21, the world-famous American fashion retail chain, used to be called Fashion 21? Before becoming one of the highest valued retail companies in the world, Forever 21 started in a humble 900-square-feet space in Los Angeles. And the story of its success is a classic rags-to-riches tale.
When husband and wife Do Won "Don" Chang and Jin Sook emigrated to LA from South Korea in 1981, they were dead set on living the American dream. Despite being penniless, having no college degrees, and speaking broken English, the couple was determined to make it big in the coffee industry.
Unfortunately, their venture into the coffee business did not work out.
Meryl Streep Was Once Called Too ‘Ugly’ to Star in King Kong
She went on to prove everybody wrong.
Before Meryl Streep became the greatest actress of her generation and set the record for the most number of Academy Award nominations (total of 20) for any actor or actress to date, she had to face rejection, too. The American superstar and philanthropist is known for excellently playing versatile roles across different genres, but during the early years of her career, not everybody saw her potential.
In one famous talk show, Streep told the story of her failed audition for the 1976 King Kong film with renowned producer Dino De Laurentiis. According to Streep, the producer's son, Federico, had seen her in a play and brought her in to audition for the role of Dwan. Streep, who was 26 then and had yet to make a film debut, was thrilled, but it didn't turn out well.
Streep tells the story of how she was called 'ugly' by a famous director.