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Mission accomplished, Plant Guy.

By Dan Gartland
June 18, 2019

Mission accomplished, Plant Guy

There’s only one person more beloved in Toronto these days than Kawhi Leonard, and his name is Plant Guy. He’s a big, muscular guy who’s usually spotted wearing a Kyle Lowry jersey and rose to fame with a live TV interview during the post-championship celebration in the streets in which he carried a palm tree that he said was a housewarming gift for Kawhi. 

Plant Guy became such an instant celebrity that there were knockoff Plant Guys at Monday’s parade in downtown Toronto.

The real Plant Guy was there, too, and he was still trying to give Kawhi his housewarming gift. This time he was successful. He made his way to the edge of the parade route and reached up to Kawhi to present the Finals MVP with a lovely little potted plant.

He was even generous enough to hand a leaf up to Drake. 

He was apparently moved so deeply by the exchange that he started crying. 

But who exactly is Plant Guy? The few interviews he’s done since he initially burst on the scene haven’t revealed much except that his name is Kyle and he grew up in the Toronto suburbs before moving to “the woods” in British Columbia. 

The legend only grows. 

Who wants free stuff?

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered!

Today’s giveaway is a pretty cool one. I have one pair of the SOUL Electronics: ST-XS2 true wireless earbuds to send out. True wireless means there are no wires connecting the two ends you stick in your ears. They’re designed with working out in mind, including a “transparent audio” mode that allows you to hear what’s going on around you while you listen. They’re brand new, too, just released last month. 

Here’s what you need to do to win: Go back to yesterday’s Hot Clicks. Find the name of the guy who beat Thor Bjornsson to win World’s Strongest Man. Send me an email with the subject line earbud giveaway and put the man’s name in the body of the email. I’ll send a pair to the 100th person to follow those instructions. Good luck!

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