A Minion-mad West Lothian man has been cheering folk up in his town with his antics.
Peter Henderson (48) has always loved animated movies, but his favourites are the ‘Minions’ and ‘Despicable Me’ movies.
And he likes the yellow mischief-makers so much that he has transformed his car into a ‘Minion-mobile’ that delights young and old alike when he drives it around Armadale.
His wife, Cheryl, said Peter gets loads of laughs and smiles from the locals and just wants to make people smile during these hard times.
She explained: “I used to put girly stickers on my own car. One car even had eyelashes. This gave him the idea of adding stickers to his own car, an old red Micra, about four years ago.
“It started small. Just a few little bumper stickers and Minion toys in the back window shelf.
“One day he asked if I could get a big sticker for the bonnet so I searched online. When it arrived in the post he was like a little kid – so excited.
“He was nervous at first to drive it with this huge Minion on his bonnet. But once he saw the smiles and laughs of the local children he soon realised it was a good thing and the Minion mobile was born.
“I had to get more stickers and Minion toys for the car and little plastic figures he glued to the dashboard.”
Peter is now onto his fourth Minion mobile, which is his “pride and joy”.
Cheryl continued: “He doesn’t always dress as a Minion. Mainly special occasions and Halloween. He would love to use the car for the gala day or something.
“Peter suffers from anxiety, diabetes and back problems from a hairline fracture in his back from years ago, so this current minion car is his pride and joy. He has really gone crazy with this one! We even painted the wheels yellow.
“Peter is always cheerful and full of life. Always wanting to give people hugs. He will go out of his way to help anyone.
“The locals love Peter and his car. He has become a bit of a celebrity I think. Kids wave and shout when they see the car. Adults also smile and wave. Some of the Minion toys and figures were donated from locals who love seeing the car.
“When he first got the Mazda he had so many people asking him to Minionize this car. He felt he had to do it because the locals wanted it. It does bring loads of cheerful faces, especially during this pandemic.”
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