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A 7 year olds ‘rock snake’ celebrated by Toronto’s Beaches community

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Story submitted by: Jennifer L., Toronto.

There’s no missing the colourful line of painted rocks that stretches along the boardwalk on Kew Beach in Toronto.

“It’s a snake made out of rocks,” is how Lucas Walker describes it—and he should know. The 7-year-old started it last week, an idea born from boredom. 

What started as a way to get out of the house during the pandemic, the snake started simply: with just four rocks and a hand painted sign. The sign reads, “I’m just a rock snake, here to make you smile. Paint a rock, add it to my body, help me grow a mile.”

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The rock snake stops those passing by. Some look, others take photos, just about everyone who notices it smiles. The rock snake even has its own Instagram account showcasing many of the rocks that people have added.

“The people over there, it’s bringing joy to them,” Lucas says. His father, Nick agrees. “Everyone likes to see art, everyone likes to smile and I think it’s good for the community too.”

Lucas says he’s excited to watch his pandemic project grow, one rock, and one smile at a time.  

Story sourced from: CTV News

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