This busker caused an unexpected outbreak of joy on the London Underground
It sometimes feels as though the UK has been miserable forever, and it’s certainly been grumpy for the last three or four years, so when commuters spontaneously joined in with busker Wilfy Williams at Leicester Square station, it was particularly joyous.
— Wilfy Williams (@WilfyWMusic) February 8, 2020
There may have been some health and safety issues, but it still looks like the best day the Underground has ever seen.
Author and musician, Giles Paley-Phillips spotted the uplifting video, and he shared it with his Twitter followers.
We need more of this kind of joy in the world pic.twitter.com/8rPjR1ZhY4
— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) February 9, 2020
The clip has now been viewed almost two and a half million times on Twitter alone, with even more watching Wilfy’s Facebook video, and it’s spreading the joy across the internet.
— Miranda Dickinson (@wurdsmyth) February 10, 2020
YES PLS TO MORE OF THIS ❤️ https://t.co/kylxEupZPU
— Stacey Dooley (@StaceyDooley) February 9, 2020
Wow, Twitter is a damn joy this morning…🌴❤️ https://t.co/9aRelprHr9
— KT TUNSTALL (@KTTunstall) February 9, 2020
Beatles songs still uplifting everyone after all these years
— Kate Robbins (@KateRobbins) February 9, 2020
Of course, some people noticed it was somewhat out of character for the capital city.
Every last Londoner in this video is a pod person, no exceptions pic.twitter.com/Rm8W9cU5Dh
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 9, 2020
Where the hell is this and what have they done with London? pic.twitter.com/JSUzXAiHez
— Tom Hale🐐 (@tommyhale91) February 9, 2020
What the… https://t.co/Rn2FRahaup
— sara cox (@sarajcox) February 10, 2020
Someone who may or may not be photographer Mike McCartney, brother of Paul, wasn’t quite convinced that it had really happened.
Sadly it looks like a set up…if only⁉️
— Mike McCartney (@_MikeMcCartney_) February 9, 2020
Perhaps this eyewitness might have convinced him.
It really isn’t, saw it happen… this was preceded by a belting chorus of Wonderwall 😂
— the seshial one (@CoolCalmPoch) February 9, 2020
MP Wes Streeting learnt something about himself from his reaction to the post.
The horror with which I greeted this, admittedly wholesome and joyful content, has made me realise the extent to which I have been institutionalised as a lifelong Londoner. https://t.co/C7VSuQ8paN
— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) February 9, 2020
Cynicism is contagious.