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Entertainment • Jul 13, 2019

IRL streamer casually picked up by Mayor while traveling across Australia

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IRL streamer casually picked up by Mayor while traveling across Australia
Screengrab via Hitch

IRL Twitch streamer Trevor ‘Hitch’ Daneliuk couldn’t believe his luck when the mayor of the town he was visiting in Australia offered him a ride during his broadcast.

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While plenty of Twitch’s IRL [in-real-life] streamers just hang out at home, chatting with viewers and reacting to videos - some do actually venture outside and create content while traveling. 

One such streamer is Hitch. The 25-year-old Canadian can regularly be found hitchhiking his way across a country for thousands of viewers. His most recent trek took him across Japan and saw the streamer run into some hilarious and some embarrassing incidents. Now, though, Hitch has made the small jump across to Australia where he’s experiencing more heartwarming encounters.  

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Hitch recently streamed a couple of months of travels in Japan.

During his July 12 stream, Hitch had been looking for a ride a few hours into his broadcast from Potato Point. As he waited by a set of traffic lights, the streamer began striking up conversation with passers-by in the hopes of securing a ride.

He struck gold when one detail-filled car pulled up alongside him and quizzed him on where he was going. As the stranger offered him a lift, Hitch obliged and grabbed his gear before introducing himself properly. 

It didn’t take long for Twitch’s everyday explorer to find out that the woman was actually the mayor of the town he was in, and could take him a short way up the road.

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Of course, it’s not every day that Hitch runs into a politician, even if it's just at the local level like a small town mayor, so he didn’t pass up the chance to ask questions. 

The pair immediately struck up a rapport after Hitch asked about her history of being the mayor, if she had always wanted to be in politics, and other queries about the town. 

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Unfortunately for the Canadian, he wasn’t in the company of the Mayor for all too long, getting dropped off five minutes later.

While she offered to give him a second lift later on in the day, if he still needed help, the streamer found another kind soul to take him on his way up to Nowra, New South Wales before ultimately trying to make it to Brisbane.

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As with any Hitch journey, he’s going to be sticking around for a little while longer yet, so who knows what other random encounters he will run into on his trek across Australia.

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