Someone was seen kissing a pigeon in a Toronto subway station

A video making the rounds on TikTok shows something disgusting happening at the TTC, and while that doesn’t sound too weird, it’s definitely a new one to add to the list.

Just when you thought you’d seen it all in Toronto, someone had to go and kiss a pigeon on a Toronto subway platform.

TikTok user kittiesandwine records in selfie mode as he stands in awe on the Line 1 subway platform at the Bloor-Yonge station as a man wearing glasses, a black hat, a black and white striped jacket and an Under Armor bag stands becomes very friendly with a subway pigeon.

He gently lifts the winged rat and possible disease vector up to mouth level (as the viewers’ internal dialogue collectively screams “no, no, no!”) and proceeds to have some face-to-face time with the bird. trash.

The man recording the video dramatically whispers, “That’s some big city shit.”

Whether she’s kissing the bird or letting the bird eat from her mouth, it really feels like an inconsequential point to investigate. It’s mouth-to-pigeon contact either way, and your gag reflex probably can’t tell the difference.

And for anyone running to the comments section right now to defend the honor of pigeons, let me be clear, I have nothing personal against birds. I’m sure they can be charming in settings where they are not.

But according to Health Canada, they can also be dangerous and are “associated with a variety of diseases, including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis.”

Histoplasmosis is a disease capable of infecting humans, caused by a fungus that grows in pigeon droppings.

Cryptococcosis is another fungal disease associated with pigeon droppings that can harm people with compromised immune systems.

Besides, it is unpleasant to kiss pigeons. That should be reason enough.

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