The note read, 'Please do not disturb my plant. She needs two hours of sunlight a day and I live in a sunless apartment.'
People are rarely honest and vulnerable when asking a favor but a plant parent decided to be both as they left a sweet note alongside their plant in the street. In a picture posted on Reddit by u/Unkie_Al, a plant can be seen left outside with a note, "Please do not disturb my plant. She needs two hours of sunlight a day and I live in a sunless apartment. I'll be back to collect her soon. Thank you and stay well."
It is captioned, "A New York plant out for some light." Reddit users found the picture sweet and it went viral with more than 39,000 upvotes. u/FluffyDiscipline commented, "Awww isn't that lovely...Ya know this plant gotta have a name ..." u/ann_sam wrote, "That did make me smile! I wonder if that plant will be joined by a friend soon." u/sikandarnirmalsingh commented, "Now this is truly something that made me smile. I wonder where in New York."
Many could also understand how it felt like to live in an apartment with no sunlight. u/NikolitTistissa commented, "The idea of living in a sunless apartment made me feel so sad. At least until I remembered I live in a place where the sun sets for like a month during winter and we get 0.5-1h of daylight during winter. I saw the sun for the first time in weeks yesterday." u/Pscagoyf wrote, "A dwelling without sun should not be legal. This is dystopian."
Some suggested a grow light for the plant instead of leaving it out. u/fireflylibrarian commented, "Could the owner could use a grow light instead? I wish I could believe nobody would mess with it, but humanity sucks sometimes." u/akaynaveed wrote, "Why not buy plant lights? I lived in Pittsburgh pa and I used plant lights in my room…I still have at least one plant light/nat light lamp in my house now just because I feel like it's good for you and the plants!"
Talking about plants, a marathoner planted more than 23,000 saplings in 24 hours. Antoine Moses, a 23-year-old Canadian marathoner, and environmentalist went viral on social media for setting a new world record by planting 23,060 saplings in less than 24 hours. A video shared by former Norwegian diplomat Erik Solheim on Twitter shows Moses continuously bending to dig holes and plant saplings in a jiffy. According to WION, the video is from July last year and now has more than 1.7M views. It reportedly shows Moses setting the world record for "most trees planted by an individual in 24 hours."
Before Moses, the record was held by another Canadian, Kenny Chaplin, in 2001. He had planted 15,170 trees. The Guinness World Record website now states: "The most trees planted by an individual in 24 hours is 23,060 and was achieved by Antoine Moses (Canada) in La Crete, Alberta, Canada, on 17 July 2021. Antoine has been planting trees for six years."
The now-viral video received praise from many on the Internet. A user commented, "So happy to see such people.. at least 1 tree if we all plant for a week, all our climate issues will be solved." Another wrote, "A dedicated individual, who is concerned about the environment. Wish people become like him to some extent for the coming generation. Thanks."