Crossing guards rank fairly high on our list of things that inspire mixed feelings. On the one hand: an aid to children and pedestrians in need of a hand. Good! On the other: the awkwardness of being that one lone person, a grown-up person, at an otherwise unpopulated crosswalk monitored by a crossing guard is one of urban life’s perennially awkward moments. They kind of feel obligated to help, and you generally feel like it’s strange to be escorted, having reached the age of majority and all.
Livening up this routine bit of social mundanity: a crossing guard by the name of Kathleen. Kathleen’s beat is an intersection near Dufferin and Dundas streets. Kathleen keeps an eye, especially, on the kids entering and leaving the Grove Community School, and this video of Kathleen doing her crosswalk dance was sent by a parent of one of those kids, Lee Chapman.
Kathleen, your fanbase is growing. Rock on.