Tom Hanks decals used to mark distance at Toronto LCBO stores (PHOTOS)

Jul 16 2020, 8:43 am

As the number of newly-reported coronavirus cases lowers across Ontario, more people are out and about… but physical distancing continues to be important.

To remind Torontonians to keep their distance from one another, a goofy campaign featuring Tom Hanks has officially launched.

The new effort, coined “#HanksForDistancing,” uses life-sized Tom Hanks decals to show people how much distance they should be maintaining from others.

Now in front of the LCBO locations at both Queens Quay and Spadina, city-stompers are sure to see the giant stickers in front of other businesses very soon.

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“As luck would have it, Tom Hanks (who recovered from COVID and is a vocal mask and distancing champion) is exactly 6 feet tall, making him the perfect safety measurement tool,” said Public Inc., the agency behind the campaign.

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While the message is to remain vigilant, the incorporation of one of Hollywood’s favourite dads/neighbours/captains/train conductors makes it fun and lighthearted, too.

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Keep an eye out the next time you’re strolling around the neighbourhood — you might just catch a glimpse of Hanks stuck to the ground!

In the meantime, “Hanks for distancing.”

Daily Hive has reached out to the LCBO for a statement. 

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