Lin-Manuel Miranda Giving A Young Fan A Shoutout On Live TV Is The Wholesome 2020 Content We Need
They say you should never meet your idols, but what about when your idol gives you a shout out on live TV? Then you have full permission to freak out, which is exactly what ten-year-old Samson did when Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on 7.30.
Our Broadway daddy Miranda appeared on the ABC last night to talk about Hamilton being released on Disney+ on July 3 (which you can read all about here) and the impact that COVID-19 has had on musical theatre.
But it was a behind-the-scenes video that host Leigh Sales shared on Twitter after the show that really captured the internet’s attention.
See, towards the end of the interview Sales showed Miranda a photo of her friend’s son, Samson, the moment he found out that his friend was going to be talking to his hero.
There’s no other way to put it: Samson was ecstatic. Samson is me when I remember I bought chocolate three days ago and devour it in one night.
Sales then shared a video of the moment Samson watched the segment, and oof, it’s wholesome as hell.
— Leigh Sales (@leighsales) May 20, 2020
“It must be so amazing to know that you’ve created something that gives people that kind of joy,” Sales said.
“Well I remember being Samson, of course,” Miranda replied, and you can actually pinpoint the second when Samson’s heart almost bursts with excitement.
The internet, desperate for some cute news, reacted accordingly:
This is the most wholesome thing ever!!
— Paul Ell (@paulell90) May 20, 2020
This kid is all of us
— Diana Carolina (@paredesaguilera) May 20, 2020
Why the HELL did this make me cry
— Amy (@catladylol17) May 20, 2020
Oh god this is so pure.
— bad radiographer (@almexx_) May 20, 2020
How is @annabelcrabb ever going to beat this Clang of Clangs
— Shelsta78 (@shelsta78) May 20, 2020
Oh, to be Samson hearing his idol say he used to be just like him on national TV.
Miranda even went one further and gave Samson a personal shout out on Twitter.
Awww, hi Samson! https://t.co/JIS3OgVHPa
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 20, 2020
Friendly reminder that the Hamilton film is being fast tracked and will be available to stream on Disney+ on July 3. Lin-Manuel Miranda just keeps bringing the good news we need.
(Lead image: 7.30 / ABC)
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