Male Atlantic puffin gives his mate nesting material, Skomer Island
© Danny Green/Minden Picture
It’s Giving Tuesday
By gifting his mate some prime nesting materials, we think this gentlemanly Atlantic puffin makes a fine mascot for Giving Tuesday. The event was established in the US in 2012 to encourage acts of generosity on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, at a time when consumerism seems to be the focus for so many. Giving Tuesday was started by a small non-profit organisation and with the help of social media campaigns, it has grown into a global movement. In 2018, Giving Tuesday participants raised about £310 million. Of course, you don't have to give money to participate. Organisers urge people to volunteer or take a cue from our homepage puffins and simply show a little kindness to each other. Now that's something we can all get behind (seabirds included).