While many people are canceling their travel plans and staying indoors amid a coronavirus outbreak, thousands of people got together to set a world record instead. In France, thousands of Smurf fans dressed up and set a Guinness World Record for the largest Smurf gathering.
Last weekend, over 3,500 people came together, dressed in Smurf costumes. Just a day later, the French government has since banned gatherings like this of over 1,000 people for the time being. This is a precaution to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other illnesses that are going around right now.
Thousands of ‘Smurfs’ gathered amid coronavirus outbreak
When asked in interviews if they were afraid of gathering because of the virus, many attendees said they weren’t worried. One said, “We figured we wouldn’t worry and that as French people we wouldn’t give up on our attempt to break the record. And now we’re champions of the world!”
The Smurfs began as a Belgian comic created by Peyo, also known as Pierre Culliford in 1958. Then they were known as Les Schtroumpfs. Of course, the little blue creatures have been introduced in many countries, including the United States. Now there are movies, comics, television series, products and more!
The Smurfs are blue creatures who live in mushroom-shaped homes in the forest. The most recognizable Smurf names are Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Jokey Smurf, and there is only one girl named Smurfette.
In conclusion, watch the video below to see all of the Smurfs gather to win the Guinness World Record: