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15 Reasons Why Toronto's Norm Kelly Is Bae

We all know Toronto is no stranger to interesting mayors, both past and present, (Rob Ford comes to mind) but rarely do the (former) Deputy Mayors get their time to, uh...shine?

Enter Norm Kelly, the 73 year old city councillor for Ward 40 and former right-hand man to Rob Ford. Although he had his brief stint in the spotlight when he temporarily took over for Ford when he went to rehab, nothing compares to the attention Norm has been getting lately for his fire tweets. If you're not one of the 108k people following @norm, you're missing out and here's why:

Photos sourced from: Norm Kelly's Twitter

  1. He understands how badly we all want to rap Jay-Z lyrics every time we hear "HOV" lanes.

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2. He finds Pitbull irritating and isn't afraid to say so.

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3. He appreciates a good rap meme.

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4. He's young at heart.

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5. He is Dad AF.

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6. He doesn't have to try hard to be funny.

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7. He's sensitive.

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8. He's hip and knows the ~cool slang~ of millennials.

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9. He stays in his lane.

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10. He's 73 and planning on seeing Straight Outta Compton. Nuff said.

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11. He's wise.

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12. He's cute as hell.

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13. He recognizes when a track is fire.

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14. He's a sports fan! And can throw shade.

Photo source: Norm Kelly's Twitter

15. And last, but not least - he puts the team (and the city) on his back.

You can follow Norm and keep up to date with his shenanigans here

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