Halloween parties and decor is an art that thoroughly bred autumn lovers take a lot of responsibility to put together. From the carefully picked home decor to choosing a popular character for costumes, it is as much of a personal Met Gala as it is a day of celebration. However, when decor and costumes turn out to trigger anxiety and depression in the viewers, there is a line being crossed. For example, if you see someone dressing up as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween, it is not amusing. Similarly, putting up certain decor, like caskets or skeletons on the front porch, may trigger emotions in onlookers.
Salena Webb, a South Carolina woman, did not hesitate to take down the decor of a casket from her door as soon as she learned that her neighbor had been diagnosed with lung disease. She called it an act of ‘no brainer.’ According to Insider, the Duncan resident reportedly had her decorations out in September. The casket, which was a part of her decor, was immediately removed at the request of her neighbor’s son.
People acquired the conversation clip, which was shot through Webb’s doorbell camera, where the neighbor reportedly said that his father “just got diagnosed with lung cancer the other day” before asking if the casket could be taken down.
People reported, “The casket in question was being carried by two skeletons, as seen in a video on Webb’s TikTok page, where she typically shares gardening and family-themed content.” “I’m just trying to redirect him to different thoughts so he’s not thinking about it,” continued the man, according to the conversation caught on the doorbell camera that Webb shared on her TikTok.
People reported that in the caption of Webb’s post that she made on her TikTok showing the decor that she picked for this year’s Halloween, Webb said she had recently purchased the skeleton carrying the casket “to go along with my graveyard” and “really set my Halloween decor off this year.”
In her statement to Insider, Webb said that when her neighbor asked her to remove the casket, she immediately did so without arguing since she said that her neighbor spends a lot of time on his front porch, which faces her house to the casket would be clearly visible to him throughout. She continued by saying, “I’m a little sad about it, but it’s not about me,” she said. “There’s always next year.”
People reported Webb informing the outlet that her more morbid decors, like tombstones, were away from the neighbor’s naked eyes and securely placed in her backyard. To lighten up her graveyard-themed home, Webb paced badminton rackets in the hands of her skeletons that were at the front.
“Me removing my casket isn’t hurting me at all,” Webb wrote in the caption of her post, “but it may ease and bring my neighbor a little bit of peace as he adjusts to this news.” She continued, “Kindness is free and compassion goes a long way.”
What do you know? Her act of kindness on TikTok went viral and got her over a million views and several positive comments on how she dealt with the situation.