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Sir Ian McKellen Held Up A Sign Of Sir Patrick Stewart At The Women’s March And It Was So Cute

The most bromantic sign of the day.

We've seen a lot of pretty great signs from the massive Women's March today.

But everybody needs to hold on a second, because Sir Ian McKellen posed for a photo with the best sign ever, in London.

Are you ready?

Here it is:

dreams do come true!!! Feminism & Ian @ianmckellan & Star Trek @SirPatStew what a great situation to stumble into d…


Yep, that's a photo, presented without text, of Captain Picard — aka Patrick Stewart — facepalming.

This is, of course, very important because Sir Patrick and Sir Ian are total besties and are adorable.

Which makes this both a sharp and simple statement, as well as totally bromantic.

Well played, sir. Well played.

McKellen later tweeted on Saturday night to explain he didn't make the sign himself, but found it at the end of the march in Trafalgar Square.

The Women’s March in London was the longest I have been on. See the rest of my message attached.

His message says:

"The Women's March in London was the longest I have been on. Unlike most demonstrations it was not commandeered by any one group with its identical posters.

"The women and their allies had devised their own visual protests, hand-written and improvised at home, expressing their personal reaction to the new President, whose name in school-yard English means "to break wind" appropriately.

"The placard of Sir Patrick, by the way, was not my own – I found it at the end of the march in Trafalgar Square. But there were hundreds of others, including the other three here.

"President Breaking Wind has impacted us all; and personally. Some like him, think they can identify with him, believe him because they've seen him on television perhaps and think the billionaire and his billionaire team are truly their friends. The rest of us, including the majority of voters in USA, see through he charade: after all, the schtick is not exactly subtle. But he's riled us, got under our skin, making us angry and despairing that he should have got through to the final of his show and turned democracy into a TV/Twitter spectacular.

"What will happen? No doubt his believers will be soon disillusioned. The rest of us cannot let him reign unchallenged. The marches worldwide were a good beginning. Some who fear him say 'give the man a chance'. OK – he's started by removing LGBTQ people, climate change and state funding of the arts from POTUS's website. He's had his chance."