Day 15’s kind act was a long time in the making.
Back in August 2011, I got a Facebook message from Christian about how my Sign of The Day videos had made his day. We chatted a few times since then about my various signs and their application in the world but hadn’t met in person because he didn’t live in Miami.
Then in November he reached out to me to make a special request, which was to call his friend Lisa to wish her a happy birthday. That was the first time anyone had asked me to do something like that so I was very honored.
We scheduled the phone call and it went incredible well. Lisa felt special, Christian was proud to make if happen and I felt like a celebrity. Basically we were all winners :D As I approached Portland on the tour I remembered that he lived in the area and decided to reach out to him. He gladly agreed to host me made the arrangements that day.
Once I got the chance to hang out with him it felt like we’d been friends since way back. We chatted about lots of random stuff at one of his favorite restaurants, where we received the best service I’ve ever gotten, then he paid for my meal even though I offered to pay for his. He told me to pay it forward, which I ironically was trying to do lol. After dinner he showed me around Portland for a bit and set me up at his cousin’s house for the night.
Thinking back to those days when I was in Miami making daily videos, I had no idea what would manifest from that endeavor but my friendship with Christian is definitely one of the highlights.
Thanks for being so awesome Christian and special thanks to his cousin Laurent for hosting me and giving lots of great tips for traveling to Seattle.