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Emo’s Pint Of Stout giggles go viral

90-year-old’s priceless reaction to Emotional Rescue design clocks up 306k views


Getting the giggles is infectious and a 90-year-old birthday boy’s incredible reaction to a fabulously funny Emotional Rescue card has gone viral.

More than 306,000 views have been clocked up in the last few days, since Sue Newton posted the 40-second video of her dad Phil crying with laughter at the Pint Of Stout design her sister Joanne bought for him from Card Factory, which can be viewed below.

“It’s Dad’s 90th birthday today,” pet portrait artist Sue posted on Monday, 27 March, “and I’d like to say thank you to whoever designed this birthday card, because Dad’s reaction is priceless! Made me want to design cards!”

The Pint Of Stout design that really caught Phil’s funny bone features a pair of cloth-capped gents with pints, with one asking: “What do you do if a bird craps on your windscreen?”, and his pal replies: “Don’t ask her out again!”

Above: This card sent Sue’s dad’s birthday giggles viral
Above: This card sent Sue’s dad’s birthday giggles viral

Emotional Rescue’s creative director Jennie Rutter replied that it was one of the publisher’s designs adding “love how much it made your dad laugh!” and she also told PG Buzz: “We loved the video! Nothing makes us feel prouder of the work we do than when you see someone laughing at one of your cards.

“The fact that this has gone viral just shows that there is something incredibly powerful about laughter. Thank you, Sue Newton, for posting it, we hope your dad had a wonderful birthday!”

Sue added: “It made us smile but we never expected it to induce hysterics! Dad was laughing for ages – even after I stopped recording. No one was expecting Dad to have such a reaction!

Above & top : Sue Newton’s dad Phil was laughing till he cried
Above & top : Sue Newton’s dad Phil was laughing till he cried

“He’s a sweetheart. He has memory problems which can get him a bit low at times so seeing him laugh like this was wonderful today. He is a real giggler!”

And the emotional power of a simple greeting card could even get Sue some work as her comment about wanting to design cards was picked up by Card Factory, as the retailer where the design was bought responded: “You know Sue, we’re always looking for freelance card designers! We’re glad the card brought so much joy to your dad, it’s what we live for.”

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