I created an account just to post this story because it makes me so happy.
By way of background I’m a law clerk originally and my lawyer has been instrumental to getting me here, he has paid for my undergrad and has given me as much flexibility as I need with my hours to go to classes.
i was at the office when I got the email from Osgoode two weeks ago, my boss wasn’t in yet so I printed it off, taped a copy to his laptop and went back to work. This semester I’m only in one day a week so he usually comes straight to visit me first and catch up before going into his office.
This time fate was on my side because he came in and said “let’s go back to my office” he went around the corner to his office and I walked in slowly so he would have time to read it before I got there.
If you’ve ever watched those Facebook videos of someone finding out they are going to be a dad, that look of surprise and pride? Exactly like that, except instead of a young first time dad it was a 72yr old man. He shook my hand three times that day, which is probably the closest to a hug most people who know him have ever encountered.
i had to kick another lawyer out of my office because he kept coming in just to look at me and kiss me on the head. (Not creepily, he is my best friend and probably one of two people in the world who would be able to do that and remain intact)
As for my own emotions, later that day I forgot how to breathe while standing in line at MosMos