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The Aussie had purchased a festive tree, advertised as a ‘6ft Columbia Pine Christmas Tree’, for a very reasonable - but rather suspicous - $10 (£5.30).
However, when the woman named Lily opened up the box, she was left gob-smacked at the item she was left with, which she proceeded to share on TikTok.
In the video, Lily can be seen pointing to a rather luscious looking tree pictured on the box.
The camera then pans to the tree that actually arrived – a very sad and sparse state of affairs.
She captioned the video: “@Kmart Australia, you have some explaining to do.”
The video has since gone viral, having been viewed more than 3 million times and has, of course, garnered a huge response from viewers, with one TikTok user comparing Lily’s tree to ‘seaweed’.
Another commented: “I mean it was 10 dollars...”
A third joked: “Ohh No, your tree, is broken.”
Despite some people finding the whole ordeal hilarious, other users took to the comments to tell Lily she clearly ‘never got taught how to put up a Xmas tree’, as the branches simply needed fluffing.
One user asked her: “Every tree comes like this, is this your first ‘adulting’ haha?”
In a series of follow up videos, Lily rose to the challenge of fluffing her tree to try and make it even slightly more desirable.
Despite her efforts, she complained the tree still ‘looked sad’, so she enlisted a friend to help decorate with tinsel and baubles.
Since her video received such an unexpected response, Lily posted a video with the text: “When you post a *funny* video as a *joke* because it’s *funny* and somehow go viral and now have Kmart mums yelling at you through a phone screen.”
Well, Lily’s sparse tree has actually reminded some of a certain Christmas tree sent to the UK from Norway earlier this month.
Every year since 1947, the Norwegian government has gifted the City of London with a giant Christmas tree, donated as a sign of gratitude that recognises Britain's support for the country during World War 2.
The tree is felled in a special ceremony in Oslo every year which is attended by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, the British ambassador to Norway and the Mayor of Oslo, before being shipped to London by sea and decorated in Trafalgar Square in traditional Norwegian fashion.
The Trafalgar Square tree has arrived. pic.twitter.com/3X4w6YazbP— dan barker (@danbarker) November 30, 2021
However, this year people have been underwhelmed by the threadbare-looking tree currently residing in the Square.
Londoners have complained that the 78ft tree looks 'flea-bitten' and 'hungover' this year, with many asking 'where's the rest of it?'
One user tweeted that 'this tree pretty much sums up the state of the country right now', with others quipping that it reminded them of 'Brexit if it were a tree'.