Somewhere out there in isolation, sweet prince Elijah Wood is playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons just like the rest of us. We know this because he slid into the DMs of an Animal Crossing whiz to sell turnips. Not a sentence I ever thought I’d write, but here we are. Happy Friday.
The story goes that Twitter user @directedbyrian – Jessica – proudly announced that her price for turnips is five hundred and ninety-nine bells. Good lord. “DM me for dodo code,” she tweeted.
“Ok, I did not expect to get so many DMs, please be patient, I’m sending my dodo code to everyone in request order,” she later updated. What a legend.
And then, it happened.
guys I tweeted my turnip prices and elijah wood just came to my island and hung out ???????????????????? this is the best day in quarantine yet pic.twitter.com/H3mYJWnvgR— jessa ???? (@directedbyrian) April 23, 2020
Elijah Wood DM’d her, “would love your dodo code to sell these turnips”. And the rest is history. I’m about to have a moment, but HIS USERNAME IS ELWOOD AND HIS ISLAND’S NAME IS DRIFTWOOD.
This sums up my feelings quite nicely.
Anyway, Elwood spent some time exploring Jessica’s island. Naturally, Jessica invited a bunch of her mates over to to witness this beautiful moment in history.
elijah wood: your island is so nice— ᴋʟᴀᴜᴅɪᴀ (@bensforce) April 23, 2020
Look. At. This.
That sound you hear is my heart imploding. Take my whole island Elwood, I don’t even care.
If you can’t tell by her Twitter handle, Jessica’s a huge fan of Rian Johnson. Hence this next screenshot.
Followed by this.
EYEEEEEEEEE—————— pic.twitter.com/YcFtmjMC0w— jessa ???? (@directedbyrian) April 23, 2020
All I can think about is a) how I’m nowhere near terraforming yet, b) how jealous I am of everybody’s annoyingly perfect islands, and c) do you reckon Elijah Wood’s island is Lord of the Rings themed?
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go hug my Switch to my heart because it is as close to Elijah Wood as I’m ever going to get. Which is to say, not at all.