It all started when Downton Abbey released a publicity photo – and there was something in it that didn’t quite fit the era.

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It was soon noticed by keen fans.. and of course quickly tweeted to the rest of the world.

It became quite a talking (and photoshopping) point…

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and then it lead to something GOOD. Instead of hiding their faces and swearing the cast released a photo of them each holding a bottle of water – to help WaterAid, a non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom that seeks to provide clean water, hygiene education and safe toilets worldwide.


I don’t know whose idea this was, but it’s an excellence way to react.

Thank you to Mashable for telling this story, I’m sharing it because it made me smile and I hope we all remember this lesson when something goes wrong. Stuff happens. Sometimes you get to turn a fail into a feature.