I’m pretty sure they weren’t actually maple leaves, but just similar looking.
It’s autumn here, so it’s getting cold and miserable. Our seasons aren’t as extreme as some other countries. Only some places in Australia get snow, and Sydney definitely doesn’t. Not all the trees change either, but many trees planted along streets are introduced species so they lose their leaves when it gets colder.
He has actually picked up the heart shaped leaves to give to me before. Very sweet.