If you haven't already heard about or seen Minari, I advise that you please do because it's truly a work of art.
The film, which was written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, tells the story of a Korean American family in the '80s who move to a rural Arkansas town in search of the American dream.
It's gotten a ton of Oscar buzz and stars big names like Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Youn Yuh-jung, and Noel Kate Cho. But one actor in particular stole every scene he was in, and that's 8-year-old Alan Kim.
Alan plays David in the film, and much like his character, he's got a whole lot of personality. Here he is dressed as a cowboy and dabbing while promoting the film early last year.
Recently, Alan gave an interview to W Magazine, and when asked who his favorite actor was, he naturally said Sonic the Hedgehog. Good choice. He also loves "Macaroon 5," which NEEDS to be Maroon 5's new name from now on.
Ben Schwartz — who voiced Sonic in the 2020 film — heard about this and wanted to make sure Alan knew just how appreciative he was.
And so today, Alan finally got to hear from his hero. Seeing his joy gave me the instant boost of serotonin I needed.
Needless to say, I wasn't the only one who was overjoyed while watching this: