A moment of silence for the inspiration behind the worlds most famous plumbers namesake, Mario Segale! This article is a pretty good read. I had no clue of the background behind Mario’s name and feel a bit more complete now that this story has filled in some blanks regarding the Mushroom Kingdom’s hero!
An excerpt/quote from the article:
“While he was the inspiration for the name of Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario’ from when they were tenants in his business park in the 1970’s, he always ducked the notoriety and wanted to be known instead for what he accomplished in his life.”
RIP Mario Segale and may your legacy as a professional landlord and mascot for many forever be told through Nintendo’s exciting and fun first party titles!