Minion spotted on streets of Wigan as woman tries to make people happy

Minions are usually seen causing chaos in films, but one of the popular yellow characters has been spotted walking around the borough.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:30 pm

People living or travelling through Hindley and Hindley Green have been rubbing their eyes in disbelief as they see the creature walking along the street.

The minions achieved worldwide fame after starring in the Despicable Me movies and then their own film, with another expected to be released next year.

But now this minion is exploring the borough thanks to Chellsi McGarry.

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Chellsi McGarry with the Minion costume

She said: “I have been going through a few personal problems. I had a miscarriage a couple of weeks ago so I’m off work sick. Obviously I’m heartbroken and so is my partner.

”I thought rather than being in the house and being upset every day, I have got this costume so I would go for a walk in it.”

The woman admitted she liked being “daft” and had bought the costume for £20 on Facebook Marketplace, as she works with children.

She first donned the suit on Saturday and had a massive response.

“People were beeping and things like that. I got loads and loads of really good feedback from people saying I had made their day,” she said.

“I just wanted to make people happy. With everything that’s going on, I want people to try to forget about coronavirus for a bit.

“It did make me happy too. I was out in the fresh air and I was making other people happy, which made me feel happy because I knew I was making a difference.”

She decided to repeat the walk on Sunday and received heartwarming messages from people who saw her.

One person said it cheered her up after a first Mother’s Day without her mum and another thanked her for making a boy smile the day before his grandfather’s funeral.

The woman plans to make her minion walks a regular event, though not every day, and is happy to pose for photographs when people spot her.

She has even created a Facebook group where people can share their sightings.

She said: “I want people to put pictures on it.

“ It’s called Spot The Minion so it’s a bit of a game as well.”

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