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Couple Spray Hilarious Message On Their House After It Was Torn Down

Couple Spray Hilarious Message On Their House After It Was Torn Down

Many of us will go to some fairly extreme lengths to steer clear of a spider. Some people might avoid a whole room for a good fortnight or so - which can pretty inconvenient if you caught the spider hanging out in the bathroom - while braver people may be inclined to get the hoover out for a bit of a Ghostbusters moment.

Then, of course, there are horror stories of people who've managed to completely destroy their house in the process of de-spidering - like this guy, who ended up burning his entire home down while using a blowtorch to kill spiders.

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A spider chilling in its web. Credit: PA
A spider chilling in its web. Credit: PA

Earlier this week, a couple in Renner, South Dakota, decided to have a bit of fun after they tore down their second house - jokingly writing 'Got the spider!' on the roof of the collapsed home.

Jeff Hopkins, 51, and his girlfriend Dawn Cronk, 49, had been brainstorming ideas about a potential prank to make the most of the torn down house, when inspiration suddenly struck.

Hopkins then nipped to the shops to buy some spray paint, before returning to the site of the house to jazz-up the roof with the joke.

"I didn't think anybody would really notice," Hopkins told the Argus Leader.

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"We did it just to make us laugh."

The couple spray-painted 'Got the Spider!' on the roof. Credit: Facebook
The couple spray-painted 'Got the Spider!' on the roof. Credit: Facebook

Not only did it give Hopkins and Cronk a good ol' chuckle, it also made the internet laugh too - having gone viral after a stranger drove past the house last week and took a photo of it.

According to the Argus Leader, it was shared more than 46,000 times on Facebook, and was also shared on Reddit where it also proved popular.

"It made somebody smile for a day," Cronk said.

"It made somebody stop and giggle for a few minutes and remember that life doesn't always have to be a hustle and bustle. To me it's a blessing, because we made somebody smile and laugh about it."

In fact, the couple have said many people have now been stopping by the house after seeing it online, with campervans seen stopping in the middle of the road for folk to take a snap.

If you want to have a look for yourself, you won't have long to get yourself down to the semi-demolished house - as Hopkins said it'll soon come down completely to make more room for his grandchildren to play outside.

"If it did nothing else, it made people laugh for a second and made them slow down to the speed limit," he added.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: News, Viral, Spider, US News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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