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We Need To Talk About George Stroumboulopoulos’s Missing Soul Patch

Where'd you go, little buddy?

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Canadian darling George Stroumboulopoulos has had an eventful few years. He went from interviewing some of the world's best and brightest on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight...

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To hosting his own show on CNN...

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To landing a sweet-ass gig as host of Hockey Night In Canada.

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And we don't want to begrudge him any of his success. Stroumboulopoulos is a smart, hard-working man who deserves everything he's achieved.

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But over this time, there's been something... off. Something that used to be there, that's now just gone from all of our lives.

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HIS SOUL PATCH.

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It used to be that wherever you found George, you'd find his sweet little soul patch. Two partners in crime, just trying to find their way in this crazy, mixed-up world.

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But now, whenever we see Stroumboulopoulos in public, it's clear he's just forgotten about his old best friend, opting instead for a full beard.

Don't be fooled — that is not the soul patch surrounded by other facial hair. The original soul patch would not stand for such disrespect.
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Don't be fooled — that is not the soul patch surrounded by other facial hair. The original soul patch would not stand for such disrespect.

Or he goes clean-shaven, as if we'd all just FORGET about the tuft of facial hair who was right in front of him during his meteoric rise to success.

Rude.
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Rude.

What HAPPENED to soul patch? Where is he? WHY DOESN'T ANYONE CARE?!?!

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What if the little guy is homeless, living in a box on the street?!

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Or maybe soul patch had to take on whatever work he could find, no matter how demeaning, just to make ends meet.

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But maybe we're just being pessimistic. Perhaps the soul patch simply retired to warmer climates and is living his best life on a beach somewhere.

We can only hope, right?
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We can only hope, right?

Wherever you are, little buddy, we hope you're happy, healthy, and creatively fulfilled.

Send a postcard, will you?
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Send a postcard, will you?