As life slow-walks back toward normalcy after months of lockdown, some have noticed their pre-pandemic lives have languished from neglect after so much downtime.
In her apartment, Porée found an impressive and slightly terrifying growth that had flourished during the quarantine. “As I opened the front door, I noticed a strange shape at the back of the kitchen,” Porée told the media outlet. “As the light was off and shutters down, I didn’t realize it was the potatoes.”
“After 3 months of absence my potatoes decided to grow without limits to the point of making holes in the shelves.”
“I was terrified at first,” Porée said, “but after realizing what it was I laughed a lot and shared a video of the plant on Snapchat.” The photos, which were posted online on June 12, also frightened and delighted people on social media, going viral and amassing nearly 200,000 likes and 60,000 shares.
A friend responded with a good deal of understatement: “It’s a little scary,” to which Porée replied with more than a little hyperbole: “A little? I wasn’t far from a heart attack.”
He explained in the video showing the telltale pink roots growing out of the kitchen, “I looked in my cupboard and there were [expletive] potatoes that had sprouted everywhere.”
Porée responded in a tongue-in-cheek way, asking, “What was the brand? It could be the same variety.” Soon, the photos of phenomenal potato growths were streaming in.
Meanwhile, others thought the potatoes should be lauded rather than feared. One person shared, “This potato, worked hard to survive, it deserves a corner of the garden from now on.”
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