Scottish comedian Gary Faulds said he was really overwhelmed by the support he received from his fans after admitting he had declared himself homeless.
Faulds of Springburn, who has always been very open and honest with his life, has become one of the most talked about names in Scottish comedy after posting hilarious live Facebook videos recorded from inside his car.
He even landed a concert at the Hydro next year, and had many tour dates scheduled for 2020 that were canceled due to Covid-19 leaving him in financial difficulty like many others.
Gary shared on his official Facebook page last night that he was forced to declare himself homeless after his finances left him no other option.
Thousands of fans and supporters contacted Gary and were quick to offer him furniture, other household items, and one of them even offered him an equipped kitchen, leaving the youngster to 33 years overwhelmed.
Speaking to the Record, he said: “It was so nice to see the support that was given, I was honestly offered everything from food to an equipped kitchen. Covid brought a great sense of community and I can feel the benefits. “
Gary, a former soldier, said his former job allowed him to be quickly assigned property.
He added: “The process was quick for me because I am a former soldier, so I had the support of Helping Heroes from Glasgow. I am here because of my poor finances and I will certainly build a fund for them. rainy days for the future. “
In his original post, he told the fans, “So due to the closure of Covid + due to my poor finances, I had to give up my apartment and become homeless. I was sent to Rennie McIntosh hotel for four days and it was an absolute experience, I have never been surrounded by better people. “
He then added that he felt extremely grateful and that, despite the difficult situation, he looked forward to the future.
He said, “Covid has been hard on a lot of people. But it has made a lot of people think and I am one of them. I took things for granted and learned so much. For the future.
“Life is a roller coaster shit ***** and I knew that one day I would take a bath, so happy it was now because my hands were all the way down. Grateful for this little time flat and thankful for everyone who cared for me during a rapid transition from homelessness. Don’t be afraid to show your scars, they will heal. “
During the lockdown, Gary went on an incredible weight loss trip that saw him eat clean and exercise, which caused him to lose more than two stones.
Speaking at the start of the year, Gary said he was tired of being known as “ the fat little guy from Facebook ” and decided to make changes for a better lifestyle and even stated that he was stepping back from comedy.
He said, “Comedy is my lifelong dream and I believe it is my goal in life, but I don’t enjoy life just by being ‘The Wee Fat Guy From Facebook’. to have a normal and balanced life. do 1 solo exhibition, 1 massive night in my hometown. “