A man stands on the street with the sign "Share your toilet paper" due to the complete lack of personal care products in California stores
33-year-old Jonny Blue from Encinitas, California launched a campaign of kindness and sympathy on the streets of the city. While the vast majority of Americans panicked at buying food and basic necessities, Blue decided to ask ordinary people for help through a banner labeled “Share your toilet paper,” reports The San Diego Union Tribune.
Amid a shortage of goods in major stores, Jonny Blue went to the intersection of El Camino Real and Encinitas Blvd on Saturday morning. The reaction was not long in coming, many passing by stopped and laughed donated toilet rolls.
“It just inspired me to remind people, listen, if you have a lot of something that probably means there are people who probably don’t have very much of it, because you took it all,” Blue said, according to The San Diego Union Tribune. “So sharing it is probably a good thing to keep in mind.”
While thousands of people are besieging Walmart and Costco, having fights because of a hand sanitizer, and standing in line for 12-16 hours to buy for the next few months, Blue tried to defuse the situation and called for sympathy and prudence, and surprisingly , it worked, many were happy to share, even such a “rare” subject in current realities as toilet paper.
“People are loving it,” Blue said. “People are honking, smiling, laughing. It’s actually been good because it’s actually been kind of a rough time right now.”
Walmart and Target have already announced a in a "single pair of hands limit" on purchases of best-selling goods.
According to Blue, this action was prompted by a situation with his friend, who, against the background of mass and all-consuming hysteria, tried to buy several diapers for a child.
Blue also said that one day it would not end, he intends to continue and on Sunday dispel panic in the streets of his city.