An 80-year-old woman put on a pig mask so she was able to talk to her best friend.
Marlene Conrad, from Alrewas in Staffordshire, England, lives in a house with a yard that adjoins that of her friend Maureen Madden.
My Nan’s best friend lives at the end of the garden, so they open their adjoining gate (best friend goals), take a… https://t.co/rYbKmRlo8v— Miss S (@Miss S)1587664920.0
Ms. Conrad wanted to stay protected so the two could see each other during isolation as well as provide some entertainment, so picked up an old fancy dress pig mask to go over and drop off some food over the fence.
Ms. Madden managed to grab a picture and sent it to Mrs. Conrad's granddaughter with the caption:
"Your Nan's had a facelift."
Granddaughter Liz, whose tweet containing the image has been liked more than 67,000 times, told the PA news agency:
"It's whatever they can do to make each other smile. Although I'd probably be screaming if that appeared at my back gate!"
Marlene Conrad recently celebrated her 80th birthday (PA)
"(She's been) sharing her food with her friend, seeing as she hasn't had six grandchildren in her house to help with the eating."
The two have lived over the fence from each other for the past 14 years in what her granddaughter calls "best friend goals."
Twitter seemed to agree with that assessment.
@teachinginge I hope they've secured the movie rights to their story.— Sarah Gioia (@Sarah Gioia)1587669310.0
@teachinginge Fantastic! I would love to know what her friend is wearing!!— Rob Rowlands (@Rob Rowlands)1587670731.0
Although some of that enthusiasm was tempered by pure terror.
@teachinginge This is both heartwarming and genuinely horrifying 😂— Ailsa (@Ailsa)1587665999.0
@str0ud @teachinginge @danbarker The Wicker Nan— Alexander the GOAT (@Alexander the GOAT)1587669782.0
@teachinginge Is your nan a fan of the Wickerman ? https://t.co/639gWu5x78— Corporate capitalism is killing us (@Corporate capitalism is killing us)1587676181.0
@teachinginge @mushenska Is it tea time or Purge time?— Bryan Fox Jr. (@Bryan Fox Jr.)1587665915.0
Liz gave a little insight into the origins of the bizarre mask.
@DorsDomina It’s my dad’s (he has a small collection, it’s bizarre) ... who lent to to my sister ... who dropped it… https://t.co/LmEDrA2LG5— Miss S (@Miss S)1587672613.0
But apparently it's not the only one...
@EmmaEmmaroid This is one of many. Another terrifying one is the Labrador mask. Truly grotesque.— Miss S (@Miss S)1587671424.0
We're looking forward to that revelation, please and thank you.