The table is set and the decorations are hung. The flag is hoisted and hoisted.
Lykke Sofie Myrås is ready to welcome foreign guests at the May 17 breakfast.
She has often felt lonely on National Day. She wasn’t the only one.
Now the 26-year-old is taking action and opening up her home in Lillehammer to strangers.
– A very bad feeling
On days like National Day, it takes a while for you to feel lonely, says Lyke Sophie.
Social media is littered with photos of people donning their finery, gathering with good friends for a champagne breakfast.
But the reality of many is different. Many people are alone on May 17th and watch “everyone else” celebrate the day on social media.
– It’s a very bad feeling. You feel like everyone else has a big group of friends and people, and it’s really lonely, says Lyke Sophie.
According to a survey conducted by the Red Cross Society One in four Norwegians say they are lonely. Almost half of people under the age of 25 are single.
According to the Red Cross, holidays and anniversaries are especially difficult for many people.
Lykke Sophie wanted to do something about it.
Earlier this year, the 26-year-old posted a video on TikTok where she talked about loneliness.
He says the response has been overwhelming and there have been many people who have identified with the message.
– What happened again was that people were afraid of May 17. I’ve done it so many times that I wanted to do something about it.
It was then that she got the idea to invite strangers to her home.
Never met guests
Lykke Sofie says the response to the video has been exclusively positive, with many wanting to come to her place for breakfast.
Due to lack of space, she can’t invite everyone, but ten people immediately knock on the door. Lucky Sophie has never met anyone.
– I am a bit excited and nervous and looking forward to meeting everyone, he says.
– What would it be like to open your home to complete strangers?
– I think everyone is looking forward to being here and wants to be here, so I think it will be very good.
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