How an 84-year-old former farmer has become viral on social media by helping people cope with anxiety during the pandemic.

John Butler, 84, was one of the first organic farmers in the 1970’s and has practiced meditation throughout his whole life.

After beginning his Youtube journey at the age of 79 posting about his take on life, he has recently become a viral sensation after becoming popular with the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) community. 

ASMR helps to calm people and is accompanied by a ‘tingly sensation in response to stimuli’ including a variety of sounds or soft spoken words. 

John has received millions of views on his videos on his channel: Spiritual Unfoldment with John Butler. His videos have helped calm those with anxiety throughout COVID and has ‘brought people to tears’.