Lovebots Add Some Heart to Toronto
On the way home from a doctor’s appointment recently, I stumbled across (not literally, thankfully, or I’d have sustained some terrible shin injuries) a teeny concrete robot watching the world go by on Queen West.
I thought he was sweet, with his little red heart on his square little chest, so I snapped a photo of him.
He reminded me of this damned catchy tune by Dan Magnan (which I heard live at GOTR thank-you-very-much!) and I thought I could use a snap of him to illustrate a post about how my friends think it’s weird that I only cry once in a blue moon.
It turns out the robot I saw is one of a whole army of lovebots created by OCAD student, Matthew Del Degan, to recognize acts of kinds in Toronto and to remind us that while it might feel at times like we are faceless drones, we all have lovely bright hearts to share, we just have to choose to let them show.
According to their website, the project aims to “disrupt people’s daily routines and remind them that there is magic in this city and love around every corner.”
Well, I couldn’t agree with that particular sentiment more.
You might even say, I love it.
Have a story of love and kindness you’d like to see commemorated with a lovebot? Submit it to the project through lovebot.com.