Many have seen the articles in the Canadian press regarding Vincent Gabriel Kirouac. He is our Canadian Knight errant traveling across the vast expanse of Canada in his knightly garb riding his gentle steed Coeur-de-Lion (Lionheart). The Canadian public’s response is to take him in at night and encourage him with kind remarks as they are encouraged by his simple mission.
What is the purpose you may ask yourself? Our Knights’ mission is to remind us of knightly values such as devotion, “courage, honour, justice, and a readiness to help the weak.” *
The Knight errant has a point as he looks back to a simpler time; and like Don Quixote, who fought the death of chivalry, our Canadian Knight challenges us to ask – is chivalry truly dead? This writer is encouraged that Vincent Gabriel Kirouac is successfully fighting the windmills of our time, the windmills of disconnection.
It’s nice to see some good news for a change and in its very simplicity it encourages us all to look up from our hand held devices and do something as simple as smile and greet one another.
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* Collins Internet linked dictionary
Read more on chivalry: The Re-(e)volution of Chivalry