This is the story of the Kaiju Kid, pictured above.
So I was on the trimet getting home from a job interview and I was waiting at the bus stop along with this kiddo and his mom, and he ran up to me and informed me he was a Kaiju. He even knew what a Kaiju was and on getting a little loud his mom reminded him to “bring it down to category level 1”. He likes How to Train Your Dragon and his favorite character is Astrid. And recently he got into a fight at school, his mom informed me proudly.
Now usually you dont hear a mom say that kind of thing proudly, but she then told me the rest of the story and I gave the kid candy it was that good.
See the Kaiju Kid here has a friend. He refers to her as “the Princess” and she is muslim, and they are very close. Another kid called her dirty for playing with a white kid and started making fun of her….and this here Kaiju Kid jumped the other kid and in defense of his friend.
Kids like this give me hope, yknow?
(Also Im going to note I received permission to take the picture and tell the story, I was just asked to leave names out of it. I did make sure. <3)
A long exposure captured on the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, Oregon.
Fact: the Hawthorne Bridge is the oldest vertical-lift bridge in operation in the United States and the oldest highway bridge in Portland. It is also the busiest bicycle and transit bridge in Oregon, with over 8,000 cyclists and 800 TriMet buses (carrying about 17,400 riders) daily. I like Portland. #portland #pnw #pdx #longexposure #vsco #night #hawthornebridge #wonderful_places #oregon #bueno
All service is free after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, so getting to your celebration—and home again—will be safe and easy. Buses, Portland Streetcar, and WES Commuter Rail will run on regular weekday schedules. MAX will run on regular weekday schedules with extended late-night service.
Bus Riders Unite of Portland, Ore., is fighting for Low Income Fare Equity, demanding an equitable bus fare for low-income riders. On Aug. 31, workers gathered in front of TriMet’s administrative office. TriMet is the public agency responsible for mass transit in the Portland area.