Francis Bourgeois hangs up his conductor’s hat after being relieved of his Go Pro at Goodna Station — The Betoota Advocate
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In what might be the worst news of 2022, the most beloved internet figure since Zyzz has now officially hung up his conductor’s hat, after having a harrowing experience while traveling the world by train.
Francis Bourgeois quickly rose to fame on Tik Tok, with millions of people falling in love with his innocence and pure, unadulterated joy, as well as his hilarious and absurd go pro angles.
With countless videos of himself trainspotting, including a heartbreaking video of an old train being put out to pasture, Francis has managed to touch the hearts of many around the world – so much so that he has now been able to become a full-time trainspotter, and even found himself making videos with celebrities and modeling for Gucci.
The combination of passion and an esoteric pastime has been incredibly inspiring to her audience, proving that it’s absolutely okay to be a little different and follow your dreams. A slice of innocence that many sacrifice as they grow older, choosing instead to conform to who they think they should be, instead of who they really are.
But sadly, it seems like all good things must come to an end, as Francis’ Tik Tok seems to have been stalled for a month – which just happens to coincide with his Australian tour.
Speaking to a few people at Goodna Station last Wednesday, our reporter learns that Francis was waiting to spot the Citytrain fleet when they were unable to arrive in time due to an emergency linked track closure to a packet of chips.
“Yeah, that train boy was there,” said local man John Haversham, “the poor boy was focused on the tracks, and didn’t see the guy sneak up behind him and snatch his go pro.”
Stating that it happened in seconds, John assures that Francis was fine, just a little shaken up.
“They’re damn fast here, they could pull the shoes off your feet as you walk.”
It’s unclear if Francis will continue his trainspotting tour of Australia, but the crowdfunding setup to replace his go pro was reportedly outrun in thirty seconds flat.