Living in this particular part of Toronto, I either ignore or grumble at tourists. There are just so many of them and they usually make my walk home twice as long as I try and navigate my way through big groups and people abruptly stopping in the middle of the sidewalk (seriously, who does that?).
On my usual dog-walking route there is a spot where tourists oftentimes stop – sometimes even hopping out of their car – to grab a photo of both these iconic landmarks.
As I was finishing up my last walk of the day, I saw a group of women up ahead, struggling to capture all their faces in the frame of an awkwardly-positioned selfie. Clearly, non-adopters of the selfie stick.
I walked up to them and offered to take the shot. They handed over their phone immediately and I took a wide array of shots so each lady could select the one she looked best in and inevitably post to all social media. We then chatted a bit about their visit to Toronto, I gave some local recommendations and off I went!
One less selfie exists in the universe because of me; it’s been a good day.
Bonus Tidbit: If you’re from Toronto, you never pronounce the last “t” it’s actually more like “Torono”
Bonus Tidbit #2: I totally ate funnel cake with Drake once
Total Kindness Cost: $0