A perplexed citizen filed a 311 complaint today about the fake BTD parking ticket he or she got on Bromfield Street downtown today:
Fake tickets impersonating official Boston City Parking tickets are being posted around the city.
Look carefully, and you'll see that the recipient owes nothing and is instead just being offered some "positive affirmation."
Some quick investigatory reporting (OK, OK, we followed the links on the uploaded photos at the complaint to both a Boston Reddit discussion and to an Instagram account) shows that, no, BTD has not discovered its softer side and it is not offering a "there, there" to the long suffering parkers of Boston.
Instead, the "tickets" are the work of Ethan LeBlanc, a New Orleans native who is currently a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts:
In a world of stress it’s always fun to receive a reminder of how beautiful you all are. All 800 tickets were randomly distributed on cars around Boston, Medford, and Somerville. Hope you enjoy.