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Everyone Is Losing Their Minds Over The News That Benedict Cumberbatch Is Going To Be A Dad

I'M NOT OK SOMEONE HOLD ME.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancée Sophie Hunter confirmed yesterday that they are expecting a baby.

A spokesman for the actor said: "I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon."
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A spokesman for the actor said: "I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon."

And it's safe to say that people are collectively losing their minds over the news. There was complete hysteria.

Well that escalated quickly.
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Well that escalated quickly.

God was thanked.

Some people lost control of the caps lock with excitement.

Some lost control of the entire keyboard.

#CUMBERBABY !!!! AsdfghjklasdfghkklASDFGHJ!!!

Rosalie@RosaleeThoughtsFollow

#CUMBERBABY !!!! AsdfghjklasdfghkklASDFGHJ!!!

11:02 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

OMG A CUMBERBABY IS COMING DO U HEAR ME SCREAMINGAGSDH

melea@ripmikeyshairFollow

OMG A CUMBERBABY IS COMING DO U HEAR ME SCREAMINGAGSDH

9:56 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

OH MY FUCKIN' GOD.

I FUCKING CALLED IT.

There were just so many feelings.

OMG A CUMBERBABY IM NOT OKAY SOMEONE HOLD ME OH LORD MY FEELINGS

mary clare carr@MaryClareCarrFollow

OMG A CUMBERBABY IM NOT OKAY SOMEONE HOLD ME OH LORD MY FEELINGS

1:56 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And mental battles.

I'm like,"YAY CUMBERBABY!" But simultaneously, "please please please please still do Hamlet" and then "support your future wife you nob"

OxfordEnglishStudent@EnglishOxFollow

I'm like,"YAY CUMBERBABY!" But simultaneously, "please please please please still do Hamlet" and then "support your future wife you nob"

1:50 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

As well as confusion.

There were tears.

So many tears.

I am literally crying a little bit right now because I'm so happy #cumberbaby

Jenny Bender@JBend22Follow

I am literally crying a little bit right now because I'm so happy #cumberbaby

10:48 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

THERE'S REALLY A CUMBERBABY COMING OH MY GOD I'M SO HAPPY FOR SOPHIE AND BENEDICT I'M CRYING THIS IS THE HAPPIEST THING EVER

janelly@janellywoohFollow

THERE'S REALLY A CUMBERBABY COMING OH MY GOD I'M SO HAPPY FOR SOPHIE AND BENEDICT I'M CRYING THIS IS THE HAPPIEST THING EVER

8:21 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And a bit of violence for good measure.

There were puns and rhymes.

As well as some not-at-all-weird fantasising.

And some enthusiastic forward-planning.

I'm abandoning college and all career plans to be the nanny for the Cumberbaby

Brandon@brandon_kriskoFollow

I'm abandoning college and all career plans to be the nanny for the Cumberbaby

3:39 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

i'm going to marry the cumberbaby

Others decided they had parental rights.

Some people just collapsed on the floor.

Others had trouble breathing.

#cumberbaby is everywhere every magazine every newspaper I'm having trouble breathing

Derya Yavuz@Derya_YavuzzFollow

#cumberbaby is everywhere every magazine every newspaper I'm having trouble breathing

9:49 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ovaries exploded.

Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who is having a baby! A CUMBERBABY! *ovaries EXPLODE*

piatkusentice@piatkusenticeFollow

Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who is having a baby! A CUMBERBABY! *ovaries EXPLODE*

9:37 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everybody was ON THE BRINK of a breakdown.

Having a bit of a breakdown. #cumberbaby can't be born in the first two weeks of August, at the risk of him not Hamleting on 14th.

Alice@millerraliceFollow

Having a bit of a breakdown. #cumberbaby can't be born in the first two weeks of August, at the risk of him not Hamleting on 14th.

10:03 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

A lot of people made this observation.

Even the Cumberbaby is coming before the next episode of Sherlock. ....

Afshaan Purvez@antiheroinneFollow

Even the Cumberbaby is coming before the next episode of Sherlock. ....

4:36 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even the cumberbaby came before Sherlock!

Even the cumberbaby is arriving before Sherlock comes back ... #cumberbaby #BenedictCumberbatch #SophieHunter

Super Mariaux@estelle_mrxFollow

Even the cumberbaby is arriving before Sherlock comes back ... #cumberbaby #BenedictCumberbatch #SophieHunter

9:29 AM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even a Cumberbaby came before Sherlock S4. 😂

And finally, this happened.

I just couldn't help myself!! #cumberbaby

Well done, everyone.