According to MM reader Chino, he’s a “stop and chatter and a direction changer” (and he likes Ramen):
We crossed paths outside of JapanTown in SF. He saw our excitement when we recognized him and said ‘You guys wanna go this way with me’ We switched routes and chilled. He gave us an opportunity to banter & didn’t rush it at all. The whole thing was really human & made our day. Thanks Fred!
Gotta admit that I’m kind of surprised he’s not a stand-in-liner. For the record, if anyone recognizes me on the street, I’m a “turn around and run away shrieking-er.”