Social media erupts into fierce debate over man’s heartfelt ode to his beloved ‘Yellow Pillow’

Oct 27, 2023
What might seem like a mundane subject took the internet by storm as users passionately aligned themselves either for or against the "yellow pillow". Source: Getty Images.

In the age of social media, even the most ordinary things can spark extraordinary discussions. Case in point: the recent heated debate surrounding a man’s heartfelt tribute to his beloved “Yellow Pillow”.

The man in question, Cam, took to Twitter recently with an image revealing a startling transformation: what was once a pristine white pillow had undergone an unappealing metamorphosis, with its hue now marred by unsightly stains from perspiration, saliva, and bodily oils.

“Gf is mad at me because I have revealed to her The Yellow Pillow. Fellas, i’m sure you all know that this thing is magic,” he wrote alongside the image.

“It’s not my fault the pillow is yellow and bestows upon me the most peaceful slumber..”

What might seem like a mundane subject took the internet by storm as users passionately aligned themselves either for or against the “yellow pillow”.

Supporters lauded it as a symbol of enduring comfort, offering them the “best sleep ever”.

While a dedicated group fervently supported the yellow pillow, just as many stood in opposition to letting a pillow end up in such a state.

While many may celebrate the comfort of a “yellow pillow” it could be a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, allergens, and dust mites.

Not only can these allergens trigger respiratory problems, but they can also cause unsightly stains on your pillows.

When it comes to keeping your pillows fresh and clean, prevention is better than cure with Domestic service entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Hygea, Lily Li suggesting washing out “hair product, dry your hair, remove makeup or any face cream before you go to bed”.

For a little added protection Li suggests adding “a pillow protector over your pillow before you put it into a pillowcase”.

“This gives a layer of protection between the pillowcases and pillows. Buy pillows that are made from fluid-preventing fabric. They are designed against sweat and spills,” she says.

If you’ve left it too late and yellow stains have taken hold of your pillows there is still hope. Li suggests “using a stain removal spray or a paste of baking soda water before you put the pillow into the washing machine” for smaller stains. If the stains are proving to be a little too stubborn “use a combination of detergent mixed with soap. Keep in mind that you need to read the instructions on the care label to avoid any damage to your pillows”.

“It is very hard to remove yellow stains if they have been there for a long time. So, the best way to remove yellow stains is to prevent them from the beginning. Remember to fully wash your pillows at least twice a year, it will help reduce the number of yellow stains that appear on your pillows,” she says.

Fantastic Cleaners’ cleaning expert Dean Davies suggests a combination of “laundry detergent, washing soda, dish detergent and vinegar in a small container” to get pillows back to as good as new.

“Put the pillow in the washing machine and add the cleaning solution afterwards. Keep in mind that a second wash cycle is required because the cleaner is thick and sticks on the pillow surface,” says Davies.

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