Allison said: "Probably the time I was most lonely was when I had a small baby. The Senior Citizen Liaison Team charity took the idea a step further.
So this can be great for mums who maybe haven't spoken to another adult all day. I didn't want it to sound too vulnerable so I wrote, 'Happy to chat bench. It was a blissfully simple idea to tackle loneliness that swiftly created a buzz.
Sit here if you don't mind someone stopping to say hello'. Did he want company?
Pop along for a chat in the sunshine. In fact the film was shown on a DVD, that is, apparently I chag the manager of the theater about this only available to movie theaters and not to the public. In one role, he strongly resembles the character, Bruno, whom he played in Risi's The Easy Life, even down to having the same type of horn sound, with his sports car.
Did anyone actually care? Did he want to be alone? It has already set up partnerships with both Avon and Somerset Police and Gwent Police to have permanent benches across their areas and arrange volunteers to "chat-bench".
Gassman in his various roles is very funny and his versatility is displayed quite well. If you were lonely, would you talk to a stranger?
View original tweet on Twitter Word has spread through social media and now "Happy to Chat" benches are popping up all over the world - with the exact same words composed by Allison. For many, it is even more scarce than that. oldre
People from Canada, the United States, Australia, Switzerland and Ukraine have contacted the charity, all interested in copying the idea to get people talking. I am indeed fortunate to be in Paris at the moment where there is an Italian Comedy festival at the Reflet Medicis cinema. But it's not just the elderly who can benefit from a random "hello".
If you get a chance, see this film. He was ignored by the passing dog walkers, joggers, parents with pushchairs and teenagers with headphones, all too busy to even say "hello".
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