A traffic-stopping pink flamingo made out of balloons has been turning frowns upside down during dark times in Launceston.
The creation was the brainchild of Sharon Parry, who said she simply wanted to bring joy to the lives of others during the coronavirus pandemic.
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"There's so much doom and gloom about the place at the moment so I thought I might try and lift people's spirits and try and bring a smile to their faces," Ms Parry said.
"People are honking their horns, waving, smiling... I've seen a couple of people pull over, mainly with children, not getting out of their cars, just watching me make a fool of myself basically."
People could "think outside the square" and come up with creative ways to celebrate while practicing social distancing, Ms Parry said.