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Well hello Mr. Pitt: Halifax mayor scores big laughs with new YouTube video

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Less than a year into his first term, Mayor Mike Savage may have just secured his second.

A short YouTube video launched this week features the mayor of HRM deadpanning his way through all the similarities between himself and Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt.

“I know what you’re thinking, but the camera adds 10 pounds,” says Savage, browsing the wares at Biscuit General Store on Argyle Street.  “And we’re using a bunch of cameras.”

The video was made to encourage residents to vote for Halifax to get a Main Street makeover from Benjamin Moore.

Savage goes on to list other ways his life has resembled Pitt’s movie roles – “Brad Pitt starred in Ocean’s 11. I used to play in the ocean when I was 11” – before getting to the point.

“One thing Brad and I can agree on: Main Street Matters,” says a smiling Savage. “And I want you to vote for Halifax.”

The video has only a few hundred views on Youtube so far, but reaction on social media is overwhelmingly positive.

“Well done sir! Love the video, and will def vote for #Halifax for the main street makeover!” read one tweet.

“Our mayor made my morning,” reads another.

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