I actually wrote about this on my work blog, but it’s adorable and so I’m self-plagiarizing to share it here, too.
Little-known fact: I’m a singer.
In fact, I’ve been singing for so long that my first recording was on vinyl (which leads to another little-known fact: I am oooooold).
Put those two things together, and you get what is possibly the best video you’ll see today, and to complete my personal trifecta, it’s about as Canadian as it gets, filmed inside an Oakville Tim Hortons.
Now, I don’t mean in any way to diminish the straight-up awesomeness of experiencing this kind of choral flash mob live, or even the second-hand thrill you might get from watching a recorded version. But I would be remiss if I didn’t also note that this kind of thing happens all the time, and if the signers I know are anything to go by, usually with very little prompting.
I would be a month’s supply of TimBits that these gentlemen had just finished a rehearsal, and that this coffee shop stop was their little social break before heading home. I know of what I speak. Granted, my friends are more likely to head to the nearest vendor of hard liquor and wings, but the point stands.
And the cute kids whose sunny faces populate this blog? Wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t fallen in love with their father, who I came to know song by song and pint by pint all those Friday nights ago.