Inspiring Twitter thread tells the story of a Sikh man who went from a penniless immigrant to a symbol of Toronto

Louis Staples
Saturday 01 June 2019 15:00
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(Twitter / @MuhammadLila)

Following the election of president Donald Trump, conversations about immigration are more fractious than ever before.

Remember the time Trump shut down the government, denying US federal workers their pay, because he wanted cash for his border wall? That was wild.

Thankfully, in Canada – America’s warmer, fuzzier neighbours – the debate about immigration is less angry and intense.

After all, in Toronto – one of the most diverse cities in the world – more than half the population are from outside Canada. Canada has been outspoken about how it welcomes those looking for a new home, with prime minister Justin Trudeau frequently touting the country’s diversity as its biggest strength.

A new Twitter thread has shone a light on an inspiring immigrant story. It explains how Toronto Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia has become a symbol for the city. Since he arrived in Canada, people have become used to seeing him proudly celebrating in the audience of every game.

Twitter user Muhammad Lila took to Twitter to share his story, which sends a powerful message about the importance of diversity.

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