A Twitter user has unknowingly kicked off an entire movement this Saturday, August 10th, after shooting out a naive tweet.
@samxgrace posted an un-freaking-believably cute collection of photos picturing Sean Astin holding an otter and along with the snaps, wrote the caption:
“idk who needed this but sean astin from stranger things with an otter”
Those 13 words caused a straight eruption on the Internet. Because… well, folks, the 48-year-old actor is much, much more than just his role in Stranger Things season two.
Probably most notably, Astin played absolute angel Samwise Gamgee; the hobbit who was Frodo Baggins’ best friend in a little legendarium known as Lord Of The Rings.
But, in case you were wondering, he’s also held roles in The Goonies, 50 First Dates, Rudy, Click, and No Good Nick – which is streaming on Netflix right now.
Naturally, the tweet which massively simplified Astin’s resume as an actor went completely viral. His daughter Ali responded directly, telling fans that: “@SeanAstin didn’t change my diapers to be known as ‘Sean Astin from Stranger Things.’”
And eventually, the man himself hopped online to poke fun at the chaos.
He responded to his daughter’s tweet, saying:
“Early flight training sweetie. Bob Newby Superhero to the rescue!!!
If you’re keen for a little stroll down Sean-Astin-specific-memory lane, here are a few of the best tweets to come out of this: