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Shuswap man designs pillow for spooning after being injured in collision

Spooning your loved one just got easier because a man in the Shuswap has officially launched a pillow that is perfectly designed for cuddling.

Brodie Wilkinson originally got the idea when he and his wife, Kate, were recovering from a car accident in 2017 that left him with a fractured ankle and her with a shattered leg.

They spent much of their time cuddling up to each other as they watched movies, but Brodie’s arm routinely fell asleep, leading him to cut apart memory foam pillows and glue them together.

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“This is how the first prototype of the Big Spoon was born,” Kate explains.

Upon returning to work, Brodie learned that his coworkers also experienced sleeping arms, kinked necks and squished shoulders when spooning their partners, so he began developing the product and eventually filed for patents.

“Our mission? To save arms all over the world from falling asleep while cuddling with your loved one,” Kate adds.

Brodie spent several years refining the pillow, which relieves pressure of a partner's head, provides comfort for an entire movie, includes a dual height, allows the big spoon to see over their partner's head, has a tunnel for an arm and is reversible for the left and right side.

<who> Photo Contributed </who> Brodie and Kate Wilkinson

Recently, Brodie auditioned for the upcoming season of CBC’s Dragons’ Den, and he will find out in April if he will be invited to record the segment in Toronto in May.

“In addition to being the inventor of this pillow, building absolutely every little moving piece of the brand and sewing every single one of the covers himself, Brodie has been the most incredible, loving and hands-on stay-at-home dad,” Kate says.

<who> Photo Contributed </who> Brodie Wilkinson

The Big Spoon was officially launched on Feb. 23 from the couple’s home in Mara Lake.

Kate adds: “It was a very exciting day and so awesome to receive so much support from our friends and family who know us and our story.”

To purchase the pillow, visit bigspoonpillow.com.



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