HALLOWEEN has shown that 103-year-old East Renfrewshire resident Percy Mann and care home nurse Laura Hargan have a friend in each other.

The pair have stuck to their annual tradition of dressing up as famous twosomes for Halloween.

They have become close during Percy’s time at Renaissance Care’s Whitecraigs care home, in Thornliebank, and made this the third year in a row they took on the home’s costume competition together.

This year, they proved they ‘have a friend’ in each other by continuing the tradition as famous best buddies Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

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Percy, who went viral earlier in the year for his TikTok dances, said: “This is my 103rd year of dressing up for Halloween.

"I always enjoy seeing my kids, grandkids and great-grandchildren getting dressed up, plus it is a great excuse to get involved and have a laugh with one another.

“Laura always makes sure we look the part.

"She certainly doesn’t do half-measures.”

Last year, Percy dressed up as Harry Potter, complete with the thunder-bolt scar and famous round glasses, while Laura complemented the costume with her own Hermione Granger get-up.

The year before, they decided to go as Mary Poppins and her closest confidant, Bert the chimney-sweep.

No detail was overlooked as Percy’s face was smudged in ‘soot’, while Laura had every prop, right down to Mary’s magic parrot umbrella.

Every year, Percy and Laura put their heads together to come up with a new idea for Halloween costumes, managing to keep the final decision a secret from fellow residents and staff members until the big reveal at the annual Halloween party.

Laura said: “This year has been difficult for everyone in the home, so it’s great that we could still go ahead with our Halloween plans – it means so much to our residents and to the staff.

"It just wouldn’t have been the same without our usual party.

“Percy and I always think long and hard about who we can dress up as next, whilst trying our best to not let it slip to other people in the home.

"Percy is always enthusiastic about getting involved, which shows you that age is just a number.

"Whether you’re three or 103, you’re never too old to have a bit of fun with your friends and loved ones.”