There’s a new “today years old” realization sweeping the internet. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Cinema That’s when you suddenly discover something that was hidden in plain sight. It all started with this hilarious tweet. Pepperjack @_jack_Schaller Today, at approximately 11:19 AM, my life changed forever when I found out this dude from Elf was also Ralphie from A Christmas Story https://t.co/kBVj4fE2RV 05:21 PM - 29 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite It reads: "Today, at approximately 11:19 AM, my life changed forever when I found out this dude from Elf was also Ralphie from A Christmas Story." Of course, he's talking about Peter Billingsly who played "Ralphie" in the classic "A Christmas Story." Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) So, it turns out he also played that elf named "Ming Ming" in the 2003 movie "Elf" starring Will Ferrell. New Line Cinema He's the one on the right. Others quickly chimed in to reveal that they, too, had no clue before now. Olivia_Knoedler @knoedler_g @_jack_Schaller @BurrowNicolas This is breaking news! 02:43 AM - 02 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Minds were blown. Charles Clausen @nothingman763 @_jack_Schaller 09:20 PM - 02 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite ⚡Dougie⚡ @Shockmamba @_jack_Schaller @patrickklepek WHAT. THE. FUCK. 09:32 PM - 02 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Someone else pointed out another film Peter Billingsley has been in that you probably didn't know about — "Four Christmases." Pappy VanWinkle @channing____ @_jack_Schaller He was also in Four Christmases 03:53 PM - 03 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite But, this tweet summed it all up quite nicely. Katie in Minnesota @katriniac @_jack_Schaller He also was an executive producer of Iron Man and starred in it. Not to mention he's been in the director's chair, too. Peter Billingsly is much more than Ralphie. But he'll always be Ralphie to me. https://t.co/Y8uq7F5VAg 08:09 PM - 02 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite "But he'll always be Ralphie to me."