Justin Bieber did Boston his way on Monday. During some downtime on the Boston stop on his Purpose world tour, the 22-year-old singer took a jaunt around Beantown sans socks or footwear. The Boston Globe reports that the pop star strolled barefoot through the Boston Public Garden, as well as — in a bold move suggesting that Bieber has been hard at work toughening up his calluses — city streets.
It is not yet clear at what point Biebs removed his sneakers, but video evidence, below, shows he did indeed have sneakers on his person. Among his more notable afternoon activities are his interaction with local wildlife (a squirrel) and — according to several firsthand accounts — his interactions with fellow park-goers. The Canadian was spotted by a number Bostonians also enjoying the pleasant mid-60s temperature who dutifully documented the scene on social media.
"I asked him if he was enjoying the weather and he said, 'Yeah, it's beautiful,'" reported one belieber. "He legit looked at me and said he liked my shirt," says another fan who met the star. "He didn't want pictures but he asked us how we were and if we were here all day," writes yet another. While we can't independently verify these claims, they sound like the sort of small talk a shoeless, world-famous Canadian superstar might make in a Boston public park.