Memorial bench unveiled to OAP in his favourite seagull swearing spot

A park bench has gone viral for its hilarious plaque which honours a pensioner who was known for swearing at seagulls.

James Vaughan was enjoying a stroll on a beach in Wales when he noticed Huw Davies memorial bench which highlighted one of the man's pet peeves.

The plaque, which can be found on the grounds of Aberystwyth castle, reads: "In loving memory of Huw Davies / Used to sit here and shout / 'F*** off!' at the seagulls."

James uploaded the image to Twitter yesterday (Sunday, May 15) and said: "By some distance the best park bench memorial I’ve ever encountered."

The popular post has received over 147,000 likes on the social media platform so far, with users applauding the idea of the unique bench.

One user called Stigma wrote: "This is the kind of legacy I hope to leave behind too."

Liam Ó Maolcathaigh tweeted: "Apparently there are in existence some hilarious park benches", while Becky Coburn said: "Huw seems like a person I'd of liked to have met."

Twitter user, Sir Stevie Ricketts of the Rowdy Table added: "Respect to him and his friends and relatives.

"That is immense! And, I bet every day someone looks at it and smiles, if not, laughs? May we all achieve that level of legendary."

Although the message has garnered widespread attention online, little is known about its backstory.

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Some people suggested that the park bench had something to do with comedian Ricky Gervais' hit TV Netflix show, After Life, which covers issues such as grief and loss while managing to offer moments of great humour at times.

Other users shared their favourite park bench memorials, such as a bench that had a plaque: "In memory of Roger Bucklesby/ Who hated this park/ and everyone in it."

Another favourite, dedicated to a Hayden Keys, said: "Forever missed by his friends and family – He's not dead yet. He's just become increasingly anti-social."

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