Die-hard Raptors fans who crowded into Toronto’s Jurassic Park hours ahead of game five were met with one local man who made their experience even more memorable.
Outside the Scotiabank Arena, a good samaritan was captured on video yesterday handing out free Tim Hortons coffee to those braving the rain in their ponchos.
So Canadian 🇨🇦 this Raptors fan is handing out free Timmy’s coffee to the folks in line for Jurassic Park 😂 pic.twitter.com/i1lUqMibkx
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) 10 June 2019
Since it was posted on TSN’s Twitter account on Monday, the video has amassed 183,000 views, more than 1,000 retweets and 7,000 likes.
One Twitter user @scarlettlapp confirmed she knew the man and that he’s been well known to lift people’s sprits around the game of basketball on more than one occasion.
“He’s a dad of one of the kids who went to my elementary school. every week at recess he would hold freethrow [sic] competitions where anyone could compete. the winner took home a small trophy for the week, great guy,” she wrote.
he’s a dad of one of the kids who went to my elementary school. every week at recess he would hold freethrow competitions where anyone could compete. the winner took home a small trophy for the week, great guy
— scarlett (@scarlettlapp) 10 June 2019
And while fans may have been let down as the Raptors fell two points short of securing an NBA championship last night, at least the stranger’s good deed could give them some consolation.