When the Boston Bruins won NHL’s Stanley Cup this week, I, for one, looked lovingly upon my Hartford Whalers gear and thought about what could have been in an alternate Fringe universe. The people of Vancouver, British Columbia, however, took to the streets and some rioted. With two notable exceptions.
This photograph of a young man and woman, embracing on the street amid the rioting, got passed around the Internet as if it were this generation’s V-J Day Kiss of the century.
The CBC tracked the couple down, and it turns out the young man is an aspiring stand-up comedian from Australia named Scott Jones who moved to Canada six months ago. His girlfriend is a Canadian student, Alex Thomas. Watch and listen as they put the photograph into proper context with the full story. Spoiler alert: Police knocked Thomas down to the street while clearing the crowd, and Jones was consoling her.
Hear the full story:
CBC News also obtained footage from an individual filming the scene from high above the street, in which you actually see the police knocking the couple down as they clear the roadway.
And to balance that all off with the related comedy link, here is a clip of Jones doing stand-up. Roll it.