In a bid to take the sting out of the journey to work, Troy and his team took to King’s Cross station, offering words of encouragement and Japanese sweets to put a spring in the step of the morning commuters.
Greeting workers with his trademark quips, one commuter admitted it was “the nicest welcome she had ever had on her morning commute, especially on hump day.”
Speaking after the stunt, carried out by Sony Pictures to mark the home entertainment release of Bullet Train, Troy, otherwise known as Milo McCabe, said: “Commuters were treated to a double whammy of bespoke compliments and surprisingly tasty on-brand treats – neither of which they expected (or believed they needed). Both landed magnificently.”
It comes after research found almost half of the 2,000 adults polled said their commute is the most stressful part of their day, and 41 percent need a mood booster when travelling into work.
But 45 percent went as far as to say they worry about their commute, while two-thirds are left feeling anxious by the journey.
It also emerged more than half of those polled, via OnePoll, need to de-stress once they get on their train – by listening to music, calling a friend, loved one, or family member, or catching up on a TV show.