People around the world thanked an 84-year-old YouTuber for helping them cope with the anxieties of the coronavirus pandemic.
John Butler has attracted millions of views and over 120,000 subscribers with his Philosophical Life and Meditation videos.
The soft-spoken ex-farmer became an unlikely YouTube star when an interview he gave in 2016 became popular with the online community Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR).
ASMR is a tingling sensation that some people experience when they hear low, whispered noises.
“I think John’s videos bring so much freedom at a time when we feel so physically restricted,” British viewer Jasmine Butcher said.
Mr Butler, from Bakewell, Derbyshire, said: “I had never heard of YouTube. I barely knew what the Internet was.”
Video reporter: Alex Thorp