A Danny DeVito superfan has got his attention – after she took a cardboard cutout of him as her prom date.
Pennsylvania student Allison Closs couldn’t find a living, breathing date for her dance, so she decided to order one online.
In a YouTube post about it, she said:
I couldn’t find myself a date in real life or with an actual human. So I bought one on Amazon.
I have always loved Danny. I loved him on It’s Always Sunny in Philedelphia, I loved him in Hercules and Matilda. I just love him in every form he takes.
Danny was there for me when I really needed him. He treats me the way a woman should be treated.
In the video, she ‘interviewed’ her dad, who told her that though he’s a “little bit older…”
He’s a very nice man and I think he’s going to treat [his daughter] with a lot of respect.
The initial video went viral and people viewed it thousands of times.
Closs’ photo with cardboard DeVito was shared widely online – it was even upvoted more than 100,000 times on Reddit.
In fact, it spread far and wide – and waltzed right onto Danny DeVito’s radar.
The veteran actor’s It’s Always Sunny co-star Rob McElhenney spotted her picture and DeVito felt compelled to respond in kind:
I heard you took cardboard Danny to Prom.
What a coincidence. He took cardboard Allison to Paddy's [the pub in It's Always Sunny].
Slide for IRL Danny >>>
And when Closs found out about DeVito's homage to her, well, the wonderful story came full circle.
The internet is a great thing, sometimes.