Geoffrey and Pauline Are The Heroes We All Need During These Dark Times
At times like this, social media can feel like an inescapable conveyor belt of bad news, which is why it's important to highlight the rare gems that cut through the negativity.
And with that in mind, no follow recommendation comes with higher importance than that of Geoffrey and Pauline Walker.
Geoffrey, 89, and his wife Pauline, 86, from Coalville, Leics, originally made their Instagram account back in 2016 to keep up with their family, but now they've become influencers in their own right.
These days, the pensioners boast over 318,000 followers (enough to put the most online savvy Gen Z users to shame) - and we totally get the appeal.
Jam-packed with no holds barred wholesomeness, Geoffrey and Pauline's account sees the elderly couple share the day-by-day happenings of their simple and happy lives in the Midlands - from sharing fruit cake recipes, to Pauline doing puzzles and heading to their Sunday church service.
Perhaps the sweetest thing about the couple's content is their undeniable love for one another. The only hashtag Geoff ever uses is #ilovethatgirl when talking about his beau who he married almost 70 years ago in 1951.
We've been fans of Geoff and Pauline's Insta for a while now, but the couple's content has never been more welcome than during dark times like this. And luckily for us, Geoff and Pauline have really ramped up their posting game since self-isolation began.
For every bit of negative news about death tolls and travel bans, Geoffrey and Pauline are there to share stew and dumpling recipe tutorials and gleeful videos of Geoff mowing his lawn. (All while social distancing, of course.)
View this post on InstagramPauline working on the @chums_uk jigsaw whilst I look after lunch#ilovethatgirl
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The couple even made an appearance on BBC Breakfast today to talk about staying connected during self-isolation.
"They like to watch Pauline do her sewing and that kind of thing," Geoff told host Louise Minchin about their fans, while Pauline had an important message for her followers.
"Stay in, stay safe and help the NHS, because thats what we need," she said. "Everybody needs to pull together."
A good message, Pauline.
And while they're a beacon of positivity right now, Geoff and Pauline hit headlines at the start of the year for much sadder reasons when Pauline was a victim of robbery.
Pauline had her purse stolen from her bag while out shopping in Coalville and the pair had first of all told fans about the heartbreaking incident on Instagram.
Geoff's video soon went viral and they were invited on to This Morning by Phil and Holly where they were gifted £1,000 to replace Pauline's stolen money.
If you do anything today, follow Geoffrey and Pauline. Trust us, you'll feel better for it.
Featured Image Credit: @geoffreywalk