Trend originated in China and Middle East but has now spread to UK too
Grieving relatives worried that their loved ones will not attract enough mourners at their funeral can now bump up the numbers by hiring ‘professional sobbers’.
A growing number of people are hiring out their services at £45 for a two-hour ceremony – and as well as attending the funeral they will weep and talk to friends of the deceased.
This concept blows my mind.
Also very relevant (skip to about 1:30): Nick Swarson + John Stamos funeral