Character Sketches: “Jesus Christ Loves You” Guy

I have seen the Guy literally every time I’ve been to Powell at Market, and I have lived here for just over five years. If he hasn’t reached legal landmark status yet, he’s got to be close. He’s not so much of a don’t-miss as a won’t-miss.

Holding a neon green sign reading “Jesus Christ Loves You” on an 8 foot pole, and wearing a matching shirt, jacket, and hat, he stands and silently observes the milieu headed for the cable cars or the Cheesecake Factory or the spot where Rasputin used to be (RIP). His expression remains fairly static, with one notable exception…

I last saw him about ten feet away from a man on a literal soapbox attempting to inform an uncaring crowd that we are all going to hell. The Guy was offering some of the best side eye I’ve ever seen, and returned my gratefully offered nod.

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