You'll probably never get to touch the Olympic torch, and you'll probably never bump into somebody else who is carrying. If you do, though, you probably' won't immediately assume it's all part of a complex, Improv Everywhere gag, and the pride and joy you feel will be very intense and very real.
Until, you know. They tell you it was all a lie.
I mean, what would the torch be doing in New York now anyway, with the OIympics well underway in Russia?