Twitter users’ hearts melted everywhere to see a celebrity go out of their way, to spread love and support during a trying time for most Americans. They took to Twitter to show their love for the ant-man actor. In case you needed anymore reason to be completely in love with Paul Rudd, the actor gave out cookies to voters waiting in lines at the polls in Brooklyn on Thursday. It was pouring rain in the city, when voters stood in long lines all around New York waiting to cast their vote in this year’s election. At this point, mail-in ballots will not be counted this late and voting at the polls seems to be the only option for some people. Unfortunately, for these New Yorkers, it meant waiting for hours in the rain. Paul Rudd offered a little sunshine to these voters, when he showed up bearing lots of cookies.
It was caught on tape by Brian Rosenworcel, drummer of the band Guster, who witnessed the actor and his warm gesture and received a blueberry n’ cream cookie.
Paul Rudd, 51, offered each voter a cookie and a “thank you” for voting during the storm and treacherous lines that the New Yorkers faced on Thursday at the Barclays Center.
I’m voting in Brooklyn and Paul Rudd is handing out cookies pic.twitter.com/XH4ikButCL
— Brian Rosenworcel (@Bowl_of_Worcel) October 29, 2020
Twitter users’ hearts melted everywhere to see a celebrity go out of their way, to spread love and support during a trying time for most Americans. While some celebs are on private islands, or staying politically neutral (*sigh*), actors like Rudd are offering a hand of support. They took to Twitter to show their love for the ant-man actor.
Why is he so perfect?? 🥺 pic.twitter.com/6XWUjdeIOx
— Holli (@holli) October 29, 2020
It makes me so mad that people have to stand in line for so long in all kinds of weather 🤬
But this video is proof that there's still some good in the world!
Thank you for voting!!#Vote
— Xochitl🎃👻🖤😷🖤👻🎃 (@xochiPTX) October 30, 2020
Same, David. We feel this.
If my wife told me she was leaving me to be with Paul Rudd, I'd be like, "Yeah, I can see that. Say hi to him for me."
— David Petroff (@DavidPetroff) October 29, 2020
😬 me seeing paul rudd trending and fearing he’s done something problematic
🥰 me clicking the trend and seeing paul rudd handing out cookies to people lined up to vote in new york
— Heebie Jeevesies 💀 (@jeeveswilliams) October 29, 2020
We are living vicariously through these Brooklyn voters. I’ll take rain and lines for Paul Rudd cookies any day.
imagine going to vote and you just see famous actor paul rudd handing you a cookie
— madi ♡ (@_kkibum) October 29, 2020
No need for Ant Man. Paul Rudd is a real hero ❤️ https://t.co/dCpgzZHnw1
— Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) October 29, 2020
Some fans even got to snap a selfie with the Ant-Man, himself.
— dremoney (@onjrayuh) October 29, 2020
This morning I voted early for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris at @barclayscenter in Brooklyn and then Paul Rudd gave me a cookie. He tried to trick me into choosing a corn cookie over a blueberry cookie (no dice). Otherwise a very nice guy! #VoteEarly #BidenHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/6rvdTKa34J
— Mary Jane Skelly (@jarymane) October 29, 2020
Celebrities Are Not Immune
We are not the only ones blushing over everything Paul Rudd does, celebrities cannot help but join in on the action.
Ellen chimed in on Twitter calling Paul Rudd, “the world’s most perfect man.” Ellen, you might have a point there.
He might actually be the world’s most perfect man.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 29, 2020
He’s not alone
While Paul Rudd may stand out for his actions, he is not the only one doing good to voters waiting in the polling lines. Actress, Mariska Hargitay took to the streets of New York to toss some Milk Bar cookies to citizens waiting in a two hour line on Tuesday. It seems her actions were contagious to Hollywood, inspiring Rudd to take to the polls as well.
DUN DUN. Mariska Hargitay treats voters waiting in line at MSG to @milkbarstore cookies. Voters have about a 2hr wait. PS I got a blueberry & cream cookie. Thanks, @Mariska ! @NBCNewYork pic.twitter.com/sk2wQBXmug
— Gilma Avalos (@GilmaAvalos) October 27, 2020
Just last week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the US Representative for Queens and the Bronx, played the ever so popular computer game, ‘Among Us,’ to encourage young people to vote this election.
The Avengers cast joined Joe Biden to fundraise for his campaign, and Demi Lovato and Halle Berry teamed up with GLAAD to encourage LGBTQ+ youth in swing states to vote. As the younger generation has a reputation for not showing up to vote, celebrities have been using their role to get people to the polls this year.
Whether you mailed in or voted at the polls, you have probably witnessed the extreme lines at the polling centers around the country. People are waiting hours just to cast a vote that will probably take 3 minutes. This election is critical and people know it. According to the BBC, more than 85 million Americans have early voted compared to the 47 million early voters in 2016.