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Man calls friends in 'shifts' to make gardening more fun and the internet is loving it

The man was out gardening and found a way to get the chores done and people are stealing the idea.

Man calls friends in 'shifts' to make gardening more fun and the internet is loving it
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Karolina Grabowska; X | @Eli McCann

Friendships shine brightest when people support each other, even in everyday moments. Whether running an errand or grabbing a cup of coffee, it feels nice to have someone accompany you. Similarly, lawyer and writer Eli McCann—who goes by @EliMcCann on X—shared a heartwarming post explaining how his husband managed to get some company in a wholesome way. McCann mentioned that his husband was doing gardening and came up with a sweet way to make the job more interesting and light. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels| Kampus Production
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Kampus Production

“My husband has been gardening all afternoon, and he has been scheduling his friends in shifts to come and sit with him while he does it so he has company,” the post read. The post emphasized that he sought their presence, not their help. “He is not asking for their help. He just wants them to be present. He has given each a watermelon popsicle,” McCann wrote. In another thread, he shares a picture of his husband and his friends out in the garden.

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Representative Image Source: Pexels| Cottonbro Studio

In one post, there is a picture of the man working on the grass in the front yard while his friend was seated on the steps of the house, engaged in a conversation. In another post, McCann explained that the duo moved to the backyard. As the man worked on the plants and fences, his friend continued the conversation, seated on a bench beside him. Witnessing such genuine friendship—simply being there for one another—is truly heartwarming. People praised the husband for his wholesome idea of getting his friends in shifts to be by his side. Many acknowledged the stress-relieving power of chatting with a friend while tackling chores. Numerous comments highlighted the importance of these seemingly small acts.


@C_Schweetz wrote, “We all need a friend who will keep us company while we do our drudgery.” @arrtnem said, “Your husband’s got it figured out. Instead of a typical catch-up over coffee or drinks, he’s got his mates coming over in shifts, making sure he’s got the vibe set right with some cool treats. It’s these simple, genuine moments that can deepen friendships, showing it’s not always what you’re doing, but who you're with and the thoughtful little touches.” @krystleaugusti explained, “Your husband has hacked himself by using a body double! It works for me too because I can get sh*t done without having to listen to my thoughts.”


@JuliaGoolia9 remarked, “This is genius — I need to be someone’s come to keep me company friend so I can feel productive while doing nothing. It’s like I was built for this.” @LexiMCarpentar noted, "I think he’s figured out the key to having friends as adults. Getting things done and having friend time." @lytaylor120487 explained, "It's called 'body-doubling.' When you have someone there with you, you're more motivated to continue working, even if they're not doing the same thing."




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