One devoted Freecycle user is on the hunt for a very specific person, as they search for a new home for a pair of slippers.
The ad, posted on ChelmsfordFreecycleUK, includes the headline: Wanted, Elderly Gentleman with Size 9 Feet, and is offering a pair of navy blue slippers to the first willing taker.
The full offer reads: “An odd request but I have a brand new pair of size 9 Marks & Spencer velcro fastening navy blue slippers and I would like to give them to someone locally who could really use them.
“I offered them to a local old people’s home but they weren’t interested so I would like to find someone who would use and appreciate them and maybe is a bit tight on funds.
“Genuine replies only please no traders etc.”