This Maritimer Shoveling Snow in a Bikini Is the Hero We Need


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This Maritimer Shoveling Snow in a Bikini Is the Hero We Need

Did you ever know that you’re my hero and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than a eagle. You are the wind beneath my wings.

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes.

Superman was an alien, Batman was a weird rich guy with a victim complex outfitted in a fancy cape, and Shane Spencer is a man in a bikini braving a blizzard on a quad.

Like all good heroes, we didn't know we needed Spencer until he was here.

As a blizzard bore down on the Maritimes Monday, Spencer—this is speculation—looked longingly out of his window in Minto, New Brunswick, a single tear rolling down his cheek. No, he whispered, not today.


Spencer then went to his dresser and pulled out the Crusher, his bikini, and took a moment to prepare himself for what he had to do for his town. After slipping on the Crusher,Spencer walked slowly to his garage and loaded up onto his faithful steed—his quad.

It was time to start plowing.

Here is where the video of our good hero picks up. As the snow falls to the ground Spencer pulls into the frame, shoveling the road clear for the citizens of Minto to be free. When he gets close to the camera Spencer stops, turns off the quad and turns to address the viewers directly—to let them know they'll be OK.

"As you can see ladies and gentleman the government isn't doing their job," says an unmistakable eastern drawl.

"Your local weatherman [his superhero name] Shane Spencer is live on location here, coming to you here from the post road. Doesn't matter the road conditions or weather conditions, I'm here doing a great job."

You sure are Shane.

The hero at work. Photo via screenshot

The video of the New Brunswicker's heroics has been seen by almost 250,000 people within 24 hours. Spencer told Global News that he made the video to clear the side streets and make a few people smile.

"The person will go watch me and get a good chuckle, see a chubby guy in a Speedo, why can't you laugh when you see that?" he said. "It's something like a car wreck, you can't look away."

You're right Mr. Spencer, we can't look away because you're a goddamn hero.

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