白地に真っ赤なボーダー柄がトレードマークの世界的人気者と言えば……英絵本「ウォーリーを探せ(Where’s Wally? / Where’s Waldo?)」のウォーリー! 個人的には恐怖漫画の巨匠・楳図かずお先生と言いたいとこだけど、ここはやっぱり、ウォーリー!

たくさんの人や物でごった返す中からウォーリーを見つけ出す、世界的に大流行した絵本の主人公・ウォーリーが実在するって、あなたはご存知でしたか?

【インスタグラムに現れたウォーリー】

「実在する」とはいえ、やはりその人は正真正銘、本物のウォーリーではありません。一目でウォーリーだとわかるアノ格好をして、彼が登場するのは自身のインスタグラム@WallyFoundの中。

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To: the girl who quit social media. I started watching her video but couldn’t hear it over the little voice in my head saying “wrong”. I’m probably the seventh billion person to say this – social media is not a lie, it is whatever you want it to be. And that’s because you have a choice, even over the pressure put on you by society to be perfect. I’m young and you cannot fathom the immensity of the damn I do not give to this pressure. I just had half a box of doughnuts whilst writing this caption. See, just need the right choices. That’s why @devtrammel and I are taking this chance to show everyone that your choices can also do good. We launched a GoFundMe page for a Wally Calendar with the money raised to support children with cancer and their families. We have a real short time to make it happen and if you want to help, check the link in my bio. Every donation counts! Lastly, do not blame social media for your mistakes. Because Ghandi once said – "social media doesn’t make people stupid. It makes them more visible". Oh, wait, I think I read that on some comment section. | 📷 by @devtrammel #WallyFound 📍💛 #LetsBeGameChangers

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【顔は見せてくれないのね】

街、オフィス、地下鉄、そして森の中。ありとあらゆるところに出没する実写版・ウォーリーは、いつだってこちら側に背中を向けたまま。決して顔を見せてくれることはありません。

【イギリスに住むフォトグラファーらしい】

ミステリアスな彼は、一体何者なのか? 海外サイト「Mashable」「Stuff.co.nz」「20minutos.es」によれば、この方の正体はロンドン在住のフォトグラファーであるとのこと。名前はあえて明らかにされておりませんので、その点はあしからず。

【多くの人に楽しんでもらえたら】

自らがウォーリーに扮した写真をアップし続けることで、世界のどこかにいる誰かが、微笑んでくれたなら。そして心がほんの少しでも、温まったと感じてくれたなら。そういった思いから、この活動を始めたのだそうよ。

【チャリティーカレンダーも制作しています】

なお実写版・ウォーリーさんは、小児がん患者に対するチャリティー活動の一環として、2016年版「ウォーリー・カレンダー」を制作。ただいまクラウドファウンデイングサイト「GoFundMe」において、支援を募っているみたい。

集まった支援金は、小児がんの研究資金に。インスタグラムで写真を投稿し続ける理由のひとつには、少しでも自らの知名度を上げることが支援を集める力になるということも、含まれているんですって。

【@WallyFoundをチェック☆】

かくも心優しい、実写版・ウォーリーさん。彼のインスタグラムにおける “ウォーリー活動” 、さらには小児がんチャリティーに興味を持たれた方は今すぐ、各サイトをチェックしてみてくださいね。

参照元:Instagram(@WallyFound)MashableGoFundMeStuff.co.nz20minutos.es
執筆=田端あんじ (c)Pouch

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Hello! It’s me. #AdeleFeelings I’m pleased to tell you @devtrammel and I launched a campaign on GoFundMe to raise money for a 2016 Wally Calendar. A portion of all proceeds will go to @clicsargent. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help children, young people and their families to cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement. Many of these kids have been unfortunate enough to have had to fight for their lives for most part of their childhood. We will never fully understand what it is. But I think we can understand enough to lend a hand. So if you can, please help me to bring this project to life. We are full of great ideas to make happen until Christmas time. Also part of the team is @instannnnagram and we are recruiting everyone who can help in absolutely any way. Drop us a line and join our team. We can change this world. And we will. Each step at the time, we will make it a better world to all of us. More about the project and how to donate access the link on my bio. Be kind and spread the love. #WallyFound 📍| 📷 by @devtrammel

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So Monday is back! Good luck trying to get to work on time because I ain't think it's going to ha-ppeeeeen. To many of you, it's hard to be working in an environment where you're expected to do your job. I know, it sounds crazy to me too. I do understand you and I know sometimes the best part of your job is that the chair swivels. But it's not all bad. I get that work can get really overwhelming, your coworkers get paid more than you and sometimes you need to use sarcasm at work because slapping them is frowned upon by management. But at least you have a job and opportunities! So remember that and to close all your internet windows before your boss gets to your desk. #WallyFound 📍| 📷 by @devtrammel p.s Support our project to help children with cancer and their families. Link in bio. 💛

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