Kanu and Tom, The Running Mates

Friday, July 09, 2010

Two friends--one an immigrant from Bangladesh, the other a Queens native--find common ground in their love of pretty ladies and a good 5K run. Meet Kanu and Tom of Jackson Heights.


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Comments [8]

Sergey from ESL classmates. Brooklyn

That movies is very interesting for us, because it"s in English. It shows that kindness helps to make friends if you have different ages,cultures,interests. It"s very important to be friendly with other people and enjoy them in spite of our problems. People are very lonely in the contemporary world and being friendly makes their life easier and more interesting.
We enjoyed it greatly.

Apr. 27 2015 11:46 AM

I have a lot of questions to these guys but I think their friendship is really sweet!

Apr. 27 2015 11:23 AM
Sergii and Qazim from brooklyn

It"s a really nice story,about men with different cultures and different age,but this doesn"t prevent they to be frends

Apr. 27 2015 11:20 AM
Will from Manhattan

This story is really sweet.

Apr. 26 2015 10:51 PM
Annie from Queens

I think Choto Kaka is good at running, and I know Tom since I was a student at PS69Q. But Choto Kaka, you need to like One Direction.

Aug. 25 2013 10:14 AM
Binoy from elmhurst

I think its really great that you making these kinds of videos.
Its not only showing how good of a neighbor they are but the fact that they have some common interest that they shares.
This video proves the point that it doesn't matter where is the world we grow up and what race we are, but in the name of humanity there is always going to be some kind of interest that we human share.

Aug. 22 2010 01:20 PM
Jimmy from Pine Bush, New York

Love this series and I think this is my favorite one yet! These guys are such great characters and say so much about the city. Where else would you find two people of such different backgrounds palling around? They wouldn't live anywhere near each other in most other cities! Keep up the great work, WNYC!

Jul. 21 2010 09:19 AM
Jones from Brooklyn

Great piece! I like seeing portraits of real new yorkers making unexpected connections.

Jul. 12 2010 11:40 AM

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