We’ve all had that nightmarish moment.
You walk into a parking garage, and suddenly realize you have no idea where you parked the car.
Only, for most of us, we find the car within a few minutes.
That wasn’t the case for a Syracuse teen who came out of the sold-out Metallica show in Toronto a few days ago.
Gavin Strickland had traveled up all the way from the States for the show, and decided to park on the bottom floor of a parking garage that was a short distance from the Rogers Centre. According to this report from the Citizen, once leaving the show, he realized he forgot where he had parked, only to wander for a few hours, eventually “…[walking] into a Toronto police station near Chinatown, asking for help.” According to the same article, the police fed him and took care of him, ultimately driving him around to help him look the next day.
My car was found! And the story is so crazy it's on the news all over Canada. I've become famous over a lost car— Gavin Strickland (@gpstrickland31) July 20, 2017
The car was ultimately discovered by Madison Riddolls, who found it within 2 hours of seeing an online ad pleading for help.
Several companies and Twitter users have been having fun at the expense of Strickland, who seems to be embracing the spotlight by re-tweeting ALL of them.
As for Strickland’s comments on the situation, they have been fairly limited. He’s mostly been focusing on how amazing the concerts were, and also slipping in the occasional hint that he wouldn’t mind being a Canadian himself one day!
Honestly it's been my life dream since I was 5 to move to Canada. I truly hope I can one day 🇨🇦❤️— Gavin Strickland (@gpstrickland31) July 21, 2017
(By hinting, I mean he’s outright saying it.)
Hopefully, he’ll make it up for more concerts either way!