For one, he's Canadian.
But also, an amazingly talented slam poet!
I had the pleasure of meeting him at Grouse Mountain during the Olympics. I was up to watch the TODAY SHOW and shared a gondola with him. He was very kind, though a bit shy and my daughter and husband posed for a photo with him and even got an autograph. He was well-known then as the slam poet who did "We Are More" at the Olympics.
This time he talks about Bullying and is called "To This Day" (there are some swear words FYI) but it is moving and was presented at TED in Long Beach CA. last month.
At 1:10, he talks about the unfair question grown-ups always asked when we were kids.