It was like slapping a celebrity’s hand and passing them magical powers.
Last week I posted this adorable photo of a group of school kids high-fiving random cyclists on Market St… The photo was soon posted on SFist, where it was seen by Lillie, the high-fiving cyclist who shouted “Oh man, I am SOOOO ready for this!” as she approached the kids. After learning the kids were part of a 5th grade class at De Marillac Academy, I decided to reach out to John Ellsworth, who does outreach for the school, to see if I could hear exactly how the kids felt about this moment:
It was a fun day because it seemed like if you were giving high-fives to the bicyclist, you were kinda famous.
My hands were hurting but those people were awesome.
I remember feeling cold, freezing hands and we egged them on and gave them a power up!
Oh ya, let’s do this bro! WOOH!
The shot, which was taken on an iPhone using the Hipstamatic app, will be showing as part of the “In Transit” show this Friday at the Harvey Milk Photo Center. The GIF at the top of this post was created using the “gifstamatic” technique I’ve been playing with recently.