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This Woman Asked Her Roommate To Plant Sit While She Went Away—And He Went Above And Beyond

When Lauren French asked her housemate Dave to watch her plants while she traveled, she probably didn’t expect him to document the whole thing

But, in a series of images Lauren posted to Twitter, it’s evident Dave took his job as plant guardian seriously—and wanted Lauren to see the lengths he went to in order to keep her plants happy and healthy. 

“I just howled with laughter,” Lauren told Ruin My Week. “It’s such a Jack thing to do. Jack’s just the loveliest, funniest and wittiest person ever. Not only are we all housemates, we’re all really close friends.” 

One image shows Dave sharing a glass of wine with a Peace Lily at the kitchen table. Another shows him offering the plant a sandwich.


And another shows the two cozy on the couch, reading the Necronomicon (plants love otherworldly horrors, didn’t you know?)


“The comments were really positive which was surprising for Twitter,” Lauren said. “An odd comment here and there about him fancying me or that he was shagging the plant haha, but few and far between.” 

Now, thanks to Twitter, Dave is cultivating a reputation as a world-class plant sitter—kind of.

“Comments have overall been lovely,” added Lauren. 

Patricia Grisafi

Patricia Grisafi, PhD, is a freelance writer and educator. Her work has appeared in Salon, Vice, Bitch, Bustle, Broadly, The Establishment, and elsewhere. She is passionate about pit bull rescue, cursed objects, and designer sunglasses.