Grandad makes friends with two families of mice in his garden – Metro.co.uk

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A grandad has built tiny homes at the bottom of his garden for the families of mice who live there.
Gez Robinson, 61, created a wildlife area in his garden because he wanted to get into photography and found the two groups.
The grandfather of three would sit outside with them for hours on end, feeding them every day.
Gez, a maintenance officer, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: ‘In 2020 I first spotted a mouse on the decking next to the brambles, sat there nibbling a sunflower seed.
‘The rest was history.
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‘I started putting them on social media and two years later, I have thousands of followers.
‘I remember my grandson Noah, 10, once shouting: “Grandad’s gone viral!”.’
Indeed, thanks to Gez’s adorable videos, he’s amassed an impressive 40,000 and sometimes livestreams their hangout sessions.
As well as spending between four and five hours a day with his mouse pals, he’s even started making them sweet little houses from nest boxes.
Gez has also named the two families – the ‘Honeysuckle family’ live in the logpile, while the ‘Bramble family’ live near the brambles in a stone wall.
He said: ‘It’s a bit of an obsession. 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, but I think I’ve changed the perception and given mice a voice.
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‘People used to say: “I hate mice, but watching your videos made me change my mind”. I love it.’
If you want more wholesome content in your life, Gez posts on TikTok under the userame @mousefamilybythebrambles.
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