Where do I even begin with this post? I have had an entire weekend to try to come up with a cohesive post, and yet I’ve got nothing.
If you have no clue who the gorgeous man in the picture is, he is none other than Tom Hiddleston himself. He is an amazing British actor, you probably recognize him from Thor, The Avengers, War Horse or Midnight in Paris. ANYWAY, he is in Detroit right now filming a vampire movie mere miles from where I work.
So I guess to start from the beginning, while I was away camping last weekend, Kyle’s awesome brother Chris posted an article on my facebook timeline, stating that Tom was filming in Detroit near Brush street (right where Kyle and I always park for Tigers games!), and I about lost it. I think everyone in that campground googled Tom Hiddleston, because I would not shut up about it. I could not figure out if they were filming the entire movie or just part of it. I also checked all of his tweets and about died when I saw how happy he was to be in Detroit “Motown”, because I LOVE Detroit, despite all of the negativity towards the city.
Moving along to the good stuff-Tiffany and her sister Whitney (my friends and fellow Hiddles fans), went downtown last Tuesday in an attempt to meet Tom, and they succeeded. I had to work that day, and went home after and was pretty bummed that I missed out on him so we made plans to go again.
At first, I was pretty nervous about waiting around outside the hotel stalking him because I really didn’t want to be an asshole. But after Tiffany and Whitney told me how nice and patient he was, I felt better about it. After about two hours or so of waiting in the hot 104 degree sun, we got the chance to meet him on Friday!
It took me a second to realize it was Tom in the long-sleeved flannel with a giant Whole Foods bag on account of his sunglasses and wet hair. A group of guys who were standing near us spotted him though and said “Tom!” and he looked over at us and smiled and there was no doubt who he was. Tiffany, Whitney and I gingerly walked up behind the guys and Tom said “Hey guys, I’ve got to run, do you have something for me to sign?” and signed what seemed like a million pictures for the guys and then Whitney handed over her Thor hammer and he got really excited about it and said “A hammer!”. He even asked her if she wanted him to write her name or just his. Then Tiffany and I asked if he would take a few pictures with us and he said “of course” or “sure” or something like that and took one with Whitney & myself. He then asked Tiffany if she wanted one too, so I took the camera from her to take the picture and after looked at mine and it was really bad, lol. Tom and Whitney looked awesome, so I very nervously asked if I could take another and he said yes. While Tiffany took the second one, Whitney asked if he would take a pic holding her hammer and I must have looked at her because Tom said something like “Where you looking at the camera or the hammer?” and he kind of laughed when he said it so I started laughing and he said “let’s take another”. He then took one with Whitney and her hammer, he pretended to hit her with it and we just started giggling. We then thanked him, one of the guys said “Enjoy Detroit” and he watched us walk off and then climbed in the van.
To be honest, I really wish everyone could be as nice as he was. Not only did he let me take multiple pictures, but he made sure that I took a good one. He put his arm around us, even in the 104 degree hot sun, and he never stopped smiling. I was shaking because I was so excited but at the same time did not want to keep him from getting to where he needed to go, but he was just so patient with us. And, guys, he smelled SO GOOD! We all figured he must have gotten out of the shower on account of the wet hairs. Either that or he has the best smelling sweat ever.
I have heard over and over again that you are never supposed to meet your heroes, but if every hero was as nice, kind, adorable, patient, and funny as Tom Hiddelston, things would be a little different. I am beyond thankful that I had the opportunity to meet him, and also very thankful that I didn’t creep him out.
BEST DAY EVER!!!
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