Gilroy, Calif., April 22
He has received a big padded head, completely spherical pink cheeks and a bobbletail, and he’s walking from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Jesse Larios says he doesn’t know precisely what impressed him to gown up as the character he has named Bearsun and begin the over 400-mile (644-km) journey, however he has been happy with the consideration the transfer has acquired.
“It was an impulsive decision for sure. I didn’t plan it out,” stated the 33-year-old in the brown-and-white suit he designed.
The journey Larios started on April 12 has morphed into one thing larger, drawing followers from throughout.
Larios has began a GoFundMe account, which as of Wednesday had raised $7,100. Upon reaching San Francisco, he stated he plans to maintain an internet vote to decide the place to donate the cash.
“I just want to help people out,” Larios stated.
Larios has been making stops alongside the method to sleep and eat, however not a lot else. He visits gasoline stations for meals and to clear up, and simply sleeps inside the suit wherever he finds himself at the finish of the day. The journey has already taken longer than anticipated however he stated he isn’t in a enormous rush.
Instead, he’s walking, having fun with the views, which he posts on Instagram, and taking inspiration from the journey and all the people he has met alongside the method.
“Everything’s been pretty wild, to be honest,” Larios stated.
“It inspires me to do new things. It brings new ideas. It fuels my creativity. It helps out a lot and it feels good too.” Reuters