#TheCouch: Abandoned Couch Gets Some Love!

It’s called “#TheCouch” on social media, and it became a social meeting place for one night a few Sundays ago. Not bad for an abandoned couch sitting next to a Chick-fil-A on Palm Bay Road in West Melbourne, Florida. The couch had been abandoned for a few weeks on a sidewalk when locals began accessorizing the couch with a throw rug, a coffee table, curtains, a houseplant, and other items suitable for a living room!

The “couch” began receiving attention when Kenny Johnson, a City Council candidate, did an Internet interview on the roadside sofa. Fans of the couch held a meet-and-greet at the couch last Sunday night and did additional decorating by bringing lamps, books, and other items. 

Johnson suggested that when people visit the couch, they should bring food items to be donated to local food banks. West Melbourne city officials have not said what they plan to do with the couch yet. Should be interesting to see what happens to this local “celebrity!”

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