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Post-storm find launches weekend of fame for Pictou County man

Thomas Fraser took this photo of a trampoline that had blown into the middle of the road on Hardwood Hill Road in Scotsburn last Friday.
Thomas Fraser took this photo of a trampoline that had blown into the middle of the road on Hardwood Hill Road in Scotsburn last Friday. - Submitted

A week ago Thomas Fraser was driving to work when he came across a sight that stopped him in his tracks – a trampoline in the middle of the road.

At first he struggled to believe his eyes, so he got out and shook it to make sure he wasn’t imagining things.

As it turns out, the trampoline was blown there during the high winds which had swept across Nova Scotia last Thursday, Jan. 4, into the next day.

Fraser took a pic with his phone afterward and sent it off to CTV meteorologist Alyse Hand, who credited Fraser for his find and shared it to her Facebook followers.

In the meantime, Fraser went to work and showed his co-workers at Canadian Tire the photo.

As the day went on he started getting messages from family and friends telling him how they had seen his photo on Facebook.

“Everyone was asking me and messaging me, ‘Is that you that took the picture. It popped up on my Facebook.’”

The photo was beginning to go viral and was shared on Reddit where it became one of the top trending posts in Canada.

“I didn’t know about it until one of my co-workers said, ‘Your picture is blowing up.’”

The attention continued long after the storm was done.

“It’s pretty cool to have your weekend of fame,” Fraser said. “It’s nice to be one of the first trending things of 2018.”

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