A Toronto Man Walked 12 km To See His Girlfriend In A Blizzard & Filmed His Journey (VIDEO)

Even a blizzard can't dampen the flame of young love.

Toronto Staff Writer
A Toronto Man Walked 12 km To See His Girlfriend In A Blizzard & Filmed His Journey (VIDEO)

A Toronto man proved his devotion to his girlfriend this past Monday and walked over 12 kilometres in a blizzard to bring her some cake and give her a kiss — proving once again if he wanted to, he would.

Ian Best, a 19-year-old student at Seneca College, walked four hours from his dorm room to his girlfriend's place and documented his long and treacherous journey on TikTok, gaining over 354,000 views, 40,000 likes and 700 comments.

Best told Narcity that he and his girlfriend Amy Carreira, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student, had made plans to hang out a few days before the storm, and he wasn't about to let a little weather get in the way of that.

"I tried to get transit, so when I left my college dorm, the bus stop I usually stop at had three buses all stuck at one stop, just trying to get up the hill," says Best.

"I talked to one of the bus drivers and asked, 'Is there any chance I'll get a bus?' And he was like, 'Uhh, go find flat ground, and maybe you might get a bus.'"

@loonboy2020

The ttc failed me I walked 10km in this shit for a kiss from my girlfriend and to bring her cake. #ontario #2022 #girlfriend #ONstorm #toronto #fucktheTTC #snow #loveintheair

Best took the driver's word for it and walked about 6 kilometres to Finch station in the hopes that the Line 1 subway would take him to St. Clair West, but unfortunately, it was only running to Lawrence.

He did catch a slight break during the subway ride from Finch to Lawrence before he bundled up and walked another 6 kilometres to Carreira's house.

Despite having enough snow in his pockets to make a few snowballs and freezing his pant legs, Best says walking in an empty snow-covered Toronto was actually "really pretty."

Once he arrived at Carreira's house, her first words weren't "I love you," but rather, "You're insane," which was captured on camera the moment Best walked up to her front door.

@loonboy2020

I made it to her, didn’t die of exposure or snow leopards 🇨🇦🇨🇦#ontario #ONstorm #toronto #fucktheTTC #girlfriend #love #snowstorm2022 #canada_life🇨🇦

Although Best says, she wasn't surprised by his actions.

Best says, "It's usual behaviour for me to do something like this every once in a while."

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

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