Bin Isolation Outing Is the Funniest Aussie Trend to Come Out of COVID-19

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While Australia has been busy staying home during the global coronavirus pandemic, our rubbish bins have been enjoying a curb-side party.

One Facebook group, which has over 799k followers (at the time of publication), has gained traction over the past week or so and its content is a growing and hilarious trend in Australia.

Bin Isolation Outing asks residents to dress up in their fanciest best while taking the long walk down their driveway to put their bins out.

Even though what we are experiencing is no laughing matter, using humour as a coping mechanism has been recognised by health experts, and can be a predictor of better recovery when it comes to treating trauma, depression or negative attitudes.

And if you’ve seen any of these hilarious posts, people taking their bins out has never looked so good.

Created by Queensland local, Danielle Askew, the craze has sparked people from all walks of life to get dressed up to the nines in anything they see fit.

“The bin goes out more than us so let’s dress up for the occasion!” the funny about section reads.

“Fancy dress, makeup, tutu… be creative! Post photos to cheer us up, after all, laughter is the best medicine.”

While the phenomenon started in Australia — Hervey Bay to be exact — it has gained the attention of people all over the globe, with the group growing a whopping 500k in just one week.

While it’s all great to talk about, let’s take a look at some of the best posts from Bin Isolation Outing.

Kevin Warr
Kevin Warr. Bin Isolation Outing/Facebook.
Kendall Reilly. Bin Isolation Outing/Facebook.
“Binder date. He was shorter than his profile picture but he wheelie made me laugh.” — Shelley Wallace / Bin Isolation Outing
Wayne Jarvis. Bin Isolation Outing/Facebook.
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Maude Pearl Boate. Bin Isolation Outing/Facebook
“Off to grandma’s.” Jae Craig William Llewellyn-Kirby. Bin Isolation Outing/Facebook
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Stu Barlow. Bin Isolation Outing/Facebook

Note: The below isn’t funny, it’s just beautiful.

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“This is my 13-year-old daughter Bella-Rose. Like most teenager’s she doesn’t realise how beautiful she is and breaks my heart when she says she’s ugly. This is the first time she’s dressed up like this. Scarily she’s wearing one of my favourite dresses. No make-up or special hair, just her in her raw beauty.” Amanda Pond. Bin Isolation Outing/Facebook.

Onya, Australia!

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