Two families of mice live in their own purpose-built homes at the end of a man’s garden— they’re hand-fed flowers each day and even have their own pub.
People get up to all kinds of interesting things in their later years, and Gez Robinson is no exception. He first created a wildlife area at the bottom of his garden to get into photography and that’s where he first found the new tenants.
From that moment on he would sit outside with them for hours, feeding them every day and even began making little houses from nest boxes.
The 61-year-old grandfather, with his sweet videos and wholesome commentaries saw him rise to TikTok fame, and now he has more than 40,000 followers regularly tuning in.
The videos show some of Gez’s adorable daily feeding times with the mice, who despite having a reputation for garbage, can be seen eagerly devouring flowers.
“In 2020 I first spotted a mouse on the deck next to the brambles, sat there nibbling a sunflower seed,” said Gez in his charming Yorkshireman voice. “The rest was history!”
“I started putting them on social media and two years I have thousands of followers. I remember my grandson Noah, 10, once shouting ‘grandad’s gone viral!’”
Gez said he spends four to five hours each day outside with the mice, and even livestreams his time with them.
He has named the two families—the ‘Honeysuckle family’ live in the logpile, while the ‘Bramble family’ live near the brambles in a stone wall.
“It’s a bit of an obsession,” he admits. “I made little houses converted from nest boxes for them. I comment on them and talk to the mice all the time.”
“I’ve had a few emails saying the mice have helped them through hard times, people say it’s quite uplifting and it makes them smile.”
“There are lots of people who don’t like mice—they used to say ‘I hate mice’, but I think I’ve changed the perception and given mice a voice.”