UK Bridal Shop Surprises Passersby With A Wheelchair-Bound Mannequin
Jan 12, 2020
Claire Miles

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

By Edgar Guest

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along? Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng? Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way, Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said; Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent? As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say, You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

In many ways, our society has become much more progressive when it comes to inclusivity for disabled people. But unfortunately, it is still very rare to see themselves represented by the fashion industry. That’s why UK bridal shop The White Collection decided to take matters into their own hands.

Back in January of 2019, passersby were treated to a lovely and heartwarming surprise when they passed by the bridal boutique. In the window display were several mannequins wearing the store’s beautiful white gowns. One of them was seated in a wheelchair.

 

 

People were incredibly moved by the shop’s supportive gesture. And although that’s pretty understandable, in a way, it’s also sad that it was so shocking. On a positive note, the fashion industry has indeed been more inclusive in recent years, and we are seeing more models with disabilities in clothing ads.

Interestingly, the local shop did not expect to get all the attention that it did. They didn’t even consider sharing the window display on their social media page. the original image of the mannequin was actually posted by a woman named Beth Wilson, who brought the touching display to the attention of the world. However, the staff at The White Collection are definitely happy that their small act is being used to spread a message of positivity and kindness.

 

 

We as a society still have a ways to go in terms of progress and representation of all types of people, but its moments like these that give us all hope. It’s often the actions of small businesses and individuals that inspire change on a larger scale