Your heart will grow ten sizes after reading this entire thread
Behold, the sweetest story ever. It involves Lin-Manuel Miranda (because if a story is viral and sweet, it almost should include Lin-Manuel Miranda) and a group of dads on a text message chain who are huge fans of his.
While riding on the bus with his son, Miranda was gently approached by the person sitting next to him, who showed him a group text message.
To the dude next to me on the bus (because the A is f***ed today) who just quietly showed me this while I was with my kid, so that he was none the wiser, thank you pic.twitter.com/0aRLOAvAjr
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 20, 2018
The man sitting next to Miranda let his crew know who he was sitting next to. His friend immediately responded with adorably excited feelings about it: “TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIS WORK. THANK YOU FOR MOANA. DAMN IT JAY SAY IT. YOUR FRIEND HAS A COUPLE OF CUTE KIDS THAT KNOW WHAT A HERO LOOKS LIKE AND A HERO IS A GIRL.”
Fanboy-ing: engaged. Sobbing: commence.
There are two things that make this an adorable exchange. One, the all-caps excited shouting of Bobby Perrotti, a fellow dad and huge Moana fan. Two, the fact that the guy who showed this to Miranda was acting low-key out of respect for the fact that he had his young son with him.
Applause all around. Miranda and Bobby even had a follow-up exchange on Twitter.
Hi Bobby! Hi jugglers! Hi Jay!— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 20, 2018
That time when my name, face, and message was on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Twitter feed. https://t.co/1279l8G757
— Bobby Perrotti (@Rotzo) December 20, 2018
I am the friend with the cute kids. Thanks for everything you do.— Bobby Perrotti (@Rotzo) December 20, 2018
Everyone on Twitter seems to feel the same way.
😭😭😭😭— jonny sun (@jonnysun) December 20, 2018
Oh My goodness 😭— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) December 20, 2018
Husband call those non-stick fans — they let you know, subtly, that they like your work, don't ask for selfies, and they're THE BEST.— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) December 20, 2018
I’m obsessed with this thread of dads— Alex Boniello (@AlexBoniello) December 20, 2018
Not making a huge fuss around the kid. True moral fiber!— Allison Perdue (@allisonmperdue) December 20, 2018
the “DAMNIT JAY SAY IT” is making me CRY— 💗💘💓💞💕 (@xoaashlee) December 20, 2018
Another member of the Juggling Dads Group Text chimed in, making this story complete.
Hi! You’re an awesome Dad, welcome to join our thread of 🤹♂️ & Dads anytime!— Dan Spadora 👍 (@Dspad) December 20, 2018
Is there anything more pure or sweet or good in this world than this story? On behalf of parents and humans who like art everywhere, thank you, Dad Group, for telling Lin-Manuel Miranda how we all feel about him.