The video was taken on October 2, 2020, according to the time stamp. It took place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
You can hear some men chattering in the background as the beaver is seen peacefully floating in the water at the beginning. Then suddenly it slaps its tail hard on the water and disappears below the surface.
According to CBC News, it's this time of the year when beavers in Saskatoon start to slowly move away from the riverbank and begin approaching the trees inland.
A Saskatchewan man has landed a pretty famous pen-pal! Hollywood actor Tom Hanks wrote to a Saskatoon repairman last month, and their exchange is so wholesome. In fact, it appears the two have an unusual passion in common.
It’s probably not every day that a Saskatoon typewriter enthusiast rubs shoulders with an Oscar-winning actor.
However, one expert in the field received a surprising message on August 25, and it came from Tom Hanks himself.
It appears Thom Cholowski, a typewriter repair expert, and Hanks have a keen passion in common — typewriters!
"What a privilege it is to type a letter to western Canada's premier typewriter repairman," reads the note, reported CTV News.
"I know the next time or the first time I'm in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan I'll be darkening your door if only to smell the lubricant of a well-refurbished machine, no matter what the language, braille or Native-Canadian Cree," the A-lister wrote.
The actor sent his typed-up message in response to a letter from Cholowski, who’d thanked Hanks for advocating for typewriters and having a “positive impact” on his life.
The reply, the repairman explained, "reaffirmed my belief he's just a stand-up guy."
Cholowski explained that the special message from Hanks also came with the offer of a gift!
As part of his correspondence, Hanks actually offered Cholowski a special typewriter from his own personal collection.
It’s a gift that won’t be going anywhere, the Saskatoon man confirmed.
"It will certainly be deeply appreciated and treasured, certainly not for sale," he said.
Not only have Hank’s kind words made Cholowski the happiest typewriter enthusiast ever, but they’ve also inspired him to pursue his passion on a day-to-day basis.
"This has been the motivation that I needed to make the jump to do this full-time," he said.
"Who would have thought a little piece of paper could change somebody's life, right?"