Michael Moore pens emotional goodbye to Toronto
Acclaimed documentarian and activist Michael Moore really loves Canada, if you didn't already know that. The Michigan native jokes about moving here all the time — almost to the point where it doesn't seem like a joke anymore.
The famous filmmaker chilled with fans, took photos with handmaids and even went so far as to buy drinks for an entire venue. A swell time was had by all.
Sadly, all good things come to an end and Moore had leave the city for another premiere in Flint, Michigan on Monday.
On the way to Flint for the big American premiere tonight of FAHRENHEIT 11/9. Driving through Canada to get there! pic.twitter.com/TtQaF4Ey6u— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 10, 2018
He had some fun along the way, though, pointing out areas of interest in Southern Ontario to his more than 6 million followers on Twitter.
Here’s where Wayne Gretzky was born. pic.twitter.com/CNJK9fBiL8— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 10, 2018
He's also super stoked on Sarnia, which gave him the quarter-Canadian heritage he now so proudly claims.
My grandfather was born near here 150 years ago this November. So I’m one-quarter Canadian. Might explain some things. Can’t I get some sort of Canadian all-access pass or 2-for-1 coupon — just in case? pic.twitter.com/2HURro0ISy— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 10, 2018
Moore was particularly sad to be leaving Toronto this time around, it seems, which may have something to do with the content of his most-recent doc.
Whatever the case, Moore left a heartwarming message for us on Instagram after he left the City of Toronto.
Goodbye Toronto! Thank you Canadians. That is not rain; those are our tears. We will miss you and your free health care, your well-paved roads, your lack of open-carry laws and your washboard-abbed prime minister who greets refugees at the airport. We will not soon forget the fine Canadian doughnuts, watching newscasts with news, and hearing “sorry” so many times when, in fact, it is us who need to say sorry to you. We go home now to fix the mess and return to our role as your favourite neighbor who steals all your best comedians and your Stanley Cup. Bisouxxx!
Awwww! Thanks MM. We love you, too.
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