Christmas is a time for giving and Shaun Welsby, a handyman from the Greater Manchester area in England, is a giver. Welsby is a single father of two who is comfortable with not only showing his bits and baubles, but doesn’t mind if you see them too. That’s right, Welsby has scored loads of admirers by offering to erect people’s Christmas trees — in the nude.
It all started a few weeks ago, when he posted a couple pics of his naked self on Facebook, saying, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” then asking if anybody needed help putting their tree up. And he’s gotten a lot of love from women — and men — about his offer, though he told The Sun that it was all tongue-in-cheek.
“I was just messing around with the selfie stick while I put the tree up and thought I’d have a bit of a laugh,” he told the paper. “I live on my own, so I set the camera up on the fireplace and used a remote control button to take the pictures. I thought I could use it as a bit of an opportunity to promote myself as a single man.”
Yep, he even looks good clothed.
As for his naked inspiration? He had seen a photo online of a couple of men putting a tree up sans Santa suits.
“I got a lot of jokes about baubles and struggling to get it up, but it’s all good fun,” he added. “It was just a way to put myself out there, I suppose, with it coming up to Christmas in case anyone was feeling lonely… I’m on a one-man quest to spread Christmas cheer to all the ladies of the world, even at my own expense.”
A bod that won’t quit and a self-deprecating man with a sense of humour? Where do we sign up? That sound you hear is us tearing down our trees so we can call Shaun to get it up again.
That being said, while “a lot of women got in touch,” he had to warn them he wasn’t go to “fit a bathroom for them in the nude.”
“I’d have my work cut out if I did all the jobs I’ve been asked to do.”
That’s what you get, Shaun. You’re the gift that keeps on giving. Now give the people what they want!