Operation: Smiles for Chucks

Hello, everybody! Booshlrs, Luxury Beans, Fieldmice, Barrattones, people who aren’t in any particular fandom but like a bit of British comedy every now and then… we need your help!

See, most of us probably know Littleredchucks, or know of them, and if you know anything about them at all, then you know that they are beautiful inside and out, deeply awesome, immensely talented, colorful and creative and happy-making, supportive and loving towards others, and just generally a delight to know. They have made us all smile, countless times, with their storytelling and writing, art, poetry and bedtime story reading, cosplay, warmth and wit, and their friendship and compassion. They have an incredible smile that can light up a room.

But right now, Chucks is going through some very tough and demanding times, and even though Chucks is handling this with all the true grace and strength you’d expect from them, it’s daunting, draining, emotionally and physically exhausting. If we could just instantly make things better for them, we’d do it in a heartbeat, but one thing we can do is to reflect back to them some of the love and warmth they so generously share with all of us–to let them know that we care and we all love them and that they’re absolutely not alone. We’d like to give them some good reasons to smile.

And that’s where you come in, Booshy friends. Building off of bythepowerof-topshop‘s brilliant “Beautiful Booshlr” idea,  we’d like to ask you to post smiling selfies, videos sharing/talking about things that make you happy, and other forms of good cheer, love, and support with the tag “smiles for chucks,” so that anytime Chucks wants to feel connected to the world or needs a pick-me-up or a reminder that they’re loved and not alone, they can click on the tag and scroll through and see all your sweet, smiling faces, hear your voices, hear about the things that make you happy. This is all about making Chucks feel surrounded by love and warmth and community. If you’re not comfortable posting your face for whatever reason, pick your method of showing you care! You can read a poem or story or post an audio message, draw something–however you’re comfortable expressing yourself. If you have positivity you’d like to share, then please, please do! Be generous in sharing your flair and creativity.

So: it’s pretty simple. Share a smile, share some love, and tag it with “smiles for chucks.” It’s a little thing that can make a big difference in somebody’s life…

(Or, at the very least, we hope lots of you will join in!)

And one last favor, if you don’t mind: please signal boost this to get the word out! The more people know about this, the more people can participate and start sharing the love. Thanks in advance for your time and effort!