A TOWER crane operator from Rhyl has said he wants to “make people happy” through the viral TikTok videos he has shared of his work.

Paul Griffiths, 41, has shared videos from his crane while working in Manchester in the last month, which have garnered hundreds of thousands of views.

Under the username djcraneman, Paul said any money that he makes through his TikTok videos will be donated to charity.

Originally from Manchester himself, Paul moved to Rhyl two days before the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, and said he “never realised how nice it is in Rhyl!”

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Paul added: “The aim from my TikTok page is to make people happy, help people, and give any money I make to charity.

“There is one video on my page where I bought a little lad some toys and sent them from the crane to him ; it made his year, he was so happy, and that’s what I want from it.

“His mum messaged me saying he absolutely loved my videos, so I bought him a little toy crane set, hard hat and Hi Viz jacket, and we sent it down to him off the crane. He absolutely loved it.

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“I never knew it would go to what it is now; I had 300 followers three weeks ago, and I’ve nearly got 7,000 now, and have had 1.6million views in the last 60 days.

“I just answer questions from the crane and do live videos; this morning, I did one with 600 people watching along.

“It’s been mind-blowing.”