After Life fans are sharing their own benches on social media

Afterlife fans shared their own park chairs inspired by Ricky Gervais comedy.

Earlier this month, 25 park benches were donated to local councils across the UK by Netflix and the Charity Campaign Against Miserable Living.

In the film, the character played by Gervais is often seen sitting on a bench talking to a woman played by Penelope Wilton about grief.

Now fans of the show are sharing their pictures with Afterlife the couches are engraved with a quote from the show, which says “hope is everything”.

One Twitter user sent a picture of the couch to Gervais with the caption: “My little town just got a new one. Afterlife Bench! What a lovely initiative.”

Another fan of the show also wrote after finding a bench in their local park: “Morning walk in Woolton found a new chair – there’s always hope.”

The initiative was also hailed as the one who lost his father: “Today the old man is 70 years old – Afterlife showed how a couch can provide a place for reflection and ensure memories stay fresh so we can talk to the kids about Big Malc in a wonderful setting. The best we did. Happy Birthday daddy.”

Another fan of the show also tweeted an image of a couch along with the caption: “Just visiting Afterlife benches in Queens Park. The final series, and especially the last episode that aired, was one of the most moving I’ve seen. Thanks Ricky Gervais. ”

The couches can be found across the UK in locations such as Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham.

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Eddie Curry, from Nottingham City Council praised the initiative, commenting: “These benches will provide more opportunities to sit, be quiet, chat as well as give you a chance to reflect think.”

Afterlife Now available to watch on Netflix. Read The Independentrating of the third here.

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Tom Vazquez

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