A woman was so distraught at the sight of a headless statue of baby Jesus that she offered to create a replacement. And oh my god, just look at it.
That empty gaze. That spiky crown. Those plump yet unimpressed lips.
The statue sits outside Ste. Anne des Pins Roman Catholic church in Sudbury, Ontario. Jesus' head went missing last fall, according to Sudbury.com.
The clay masterpiece is just a placeholder until Wise creates a more permanent replacement. But in the meantime, it's certainly turning a lot of heads.
Mostly it's getting compared to Maggie Simpson.
It's uncanny, really.
At least that botched attempt to restore a Jesus fresco in Spain turned out friendly looking. Like a teddy bear that'd been through the wash too many times.
This one's more goblin-like.
But in a year as fucking strange as 2016, perhaps we need a savior that's equally fucking strange.
Rain has been eroding the clay head, so it may be removed soon. But until then, in baby Maggie's name we pray. Amen. 🙏
Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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