A 12-year-old boy has created a stop-motion animation to make those stuck indoors self-isolating smile. He created the minute-long video – The Sweet Thief – as part of his IT homework. It features a sneaky pink hamster who keeps stealing sweets from a monkey.
Aaron Rich, from York, is now hoping to create more movies, with the proceeds going to his local hospital.
His dad Ben shared the clip on Twitter, and it got more than 638,000 views in less than 24 hours:
My son's IT homework was to create a video to cheer up someone stuck at home. Ok, I'm biased but I think this is a work of genius. pic.twitter.com/ku3NCYuzAI
— Ben Rich (@BenRich66) March 24, 2020
Read on...Support us and go ad-free
Ben told the PA news agency that Aaron “did it completely on his own in about an hour and a half”.
Do your bit for independent journalism
Did you know that less than 1.5% of our readers contribute financially to The Canary? Imagine what we could do if just a few more people joined our movement to achieve a shared vision of a free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.
We need you to help out, if you can.
When you give a monthly amount to fund our work, you are supporting truly independent journalism. We hold power to account and have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence the counterpoint to the mainstream.
You can count on us for rigorous journalism and fearless opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right wing mainstream media.
In return you get:
- Advert free reading experience
- Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
- 20% discount from our shop