Rob Ford is Canadian.
SooToday.com recently received photographic evidence that the Toronto mayor has indeed visited a Tim Horton's coffee shop at least once in his lifetime.
He's kind and friendly to strangers.
An ambassador of his city and his country.
Not only that, he's heard of Sault Ste. Marie.
"Rob Ford came into the Yonge and Dundas St. West Junction Tim Horton's on Tuesday at around 6:50 or 6:55 p.m. He went right to the bathroom after running into the shop after pulling up in his big Escalade," says loyal SooToday.com reader Chantal Benoit.
Benoit and her friend Chantal, both from the Sault, were in a Toronto Tim Horton's on Tuesday evening.
She said Ford thought it was funny that Chantal and Chantal were from the Sault, chatted with them for about five minutes, was nice, and gave them each a magnet and a business card.
Ford has been in the news recently with his joint bid to be re-elected as mayor of Toronto, his quest to lose 50 pounds, and because Premier Wynn refused his request to meet.
Almost moments after nominations opened, Ford filed his papers and announced he was running for office again in the October 2014 municipal elections.
Ron Burgundy even sung a song about it.
Columnists in Toronto have been theorizing that, after being stripped of most of his civic powers in November, Mayor Ford's been looking for other things to do.
Campaigning for re-election seems like a natural passtime for a Canadian mayor on light duty.
So it would seem that, on Tuesday, in the spirit of true Canadian graciousness, he shared some of his best campaign magnets and business cards with a couple Saultites who can't even vote for him.