#tbt Remember This Tourist Who Visited Baaah Haabah And Loved It?
We became huge fans of this guy after we saw his TikTok love letter to Bar Harbor.
Tourist season in Bar Harbor is almost over. Usually around the end of October, things get pretty quiet around our favorite costal town, so why not take another look back at one of our most beloved posts about Maine's favorite destination.
Just about a year ago, I was casually surfing around the web, when I came across a TikTok video that was uploaded to Reddit, that made me break out into a huge grin.
This tourist who is very clearly is from either New York, or New Jersey, paid a visit to Downtown Bar Harbor, and he posted a pretty adorable 49-second video of his favorite sights from his stroll. To say that he loved the charm of a small New England town would be an understatement!
This guy is a TikTok star. He goes by zzzacharia, and he has a whopping 3.8 million followers! If you need a good laugh, or smile, just watch his videos!
When he was in Maine last fall, he also paid a visit to Acadia National Park
In his Downtown Bar Harbor video, he highlights Bees Yarns, Candy & Sweaters. A closeup of Jordan's Restaurant sign elicits a delightful "That's a gorgeous muffin" response. He then notes that (in a thick accent) "Wherever you go, there's always a Whaaaalgreen's" He gushes over Little Village Gifts, the Agamont public park & gazebo, a shirt in a gift shop that reads "Baa Haaba" His one thumbs down is to Sea Kayak Tours, which apparently is not his cup of tea. He falls in love with the "fancy small town clock" right in the heart of Maine street. He falls deeply in love with a corgi dog he spots. Then it's gushing over homemade soaps and a jar of Jordan Pond Strawberry jam.
My favorite part of the video is at the end when upon purchasing an Acadia National Park refrigerator magnet, he says "Got my magnet, nobody taaawk to me" Great stuff.
We play sound clips of his very quotable comments, all the time on the radio. This guy deserves his own talk show. At the very least, give him a job on the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce!
If anyone that comes from out of state to visit Maine is this delighted by everything, come back anytime, and tell your friends to come too!