Went for a walk to grab Boba. Ran into https://iambearsun.com on the way home!!!
For context, he started walking from Los Angeles, California, USA to San Francisco, California, USA eleven days ago.
Pretty wild he was walking past my neighborhood at the right time to snap this.
I walked with him for a couple blocks, people thought I was his guide so I was taking pictures for them lol
If you've got questions, I might be able to answer some, since I basically interogated him as we walked 😅
@tychi Who is he? Why is he doing this? Doesn't the outfit get warm? Where does he take restroom breaks? Does he sleep in the costume? Is the money raised going for any charity?The marathon photos on his webpage - did he start there? Why am I hearing about this only now?
1. no idea
2. no idea
3. i offered my bathroom, but he was good. i guess kindness of strangers or outside
4. not sure, but he says he's been walking about 20 hours a day and just kinda camping out wherever he happens to be
5. no idea
6. i'm guessing he does the suit regularly
7. tHe AlGoRiThMs
so I guess I didn't know that much, BUT his backpack is on his front for his belly. also, he drink coconut water instead of regular water since it keeps him hydrated longer.
@tychi oh man! We ran a story on him yesterday! What no one in the control room understands is why the walk started in the first place? We reported that he just did it is this accurate? Love the walk tho!
@metawish from what i can tell, that's accurate. he said his social media didn't start blowing up until about 5 days in. He had like 650 followers when he started walking and last he checked was at 14,000
@metawish yeah, by himself the whole time. getting lost in the desert and mountains and stuff too.
i walked with him for like three blocks; i left him at a 7-11 to like a welcoming committee of people that clearly did a u-turn at the nearest intersection to catch him :)
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