As an actual Mikey Walsh who has spoken with Sean Astin about the name I share with his
As if that weren’t a nice enough diversion from the daily tedium, frustration, and anger of social media, it also led to an impromptu celebration of the actor that shows why he’s so beloved by everyone, no matter how old they are.
Ladies, get you a man that holds you like Sean Astin holds this otter. pic.twitter.com/OZJBvu6uCX— Dolly Marlowe 💋 (@DollyMarlowe) August 9, 2019
That near perfect tweet (and we’ll get to the obvious issue with it in a second) led to Astin trending on Twitter, which always leads fans to experience two terrible fears.
I GOT SO SCARED TO SEE SEAN ASTIN ON TRENDING I THOUGHT HE DIED OMG THANK GOD— kelly 🧃 (@kellysteatime) August 9, 2019
No worries, though. Neither of those things happened. Sean Astin is too wonderful to say something problematic and Goonies never die.
Why is Sean Astin trending????— alex. (@AlexEssentially) August 9, 2019
Just because he's awesome. Phew. pic.twitter.com/EpvFcvs38x
But as for that original otter tweet, it didn’t totally sit right with everyone, because it described him as “Sean Astin from
Being a 90s kid and since Sean Astin is trending. Let me tell you one of my favorite film of his. Encino man ❤ pic.twitter.com/y0mR0NmqcG— NoSweetPromises (@Dasha21003547) August 9, 2019
Also, while on the topic of Goonies and Sean Astin, don’t forget to watch Toy Soldiers pic.twitter.com/1vjpsB5vWW— jason almenas 🎃 (@striderno9) August 9, 2019
Lynn McGill didn’t sacrifice himself during the nerve gas attack on the CTU building to be referred to as Sean Astin - Actor. pic.twitter.com/2NQ1lrvFk8— Michael Jukes (@jukesm) August 9, 2019
.@SeanAstin is trending and people want to talk about Sean Astin from The Goonies, Rudy, Toy Soldiers, Lord of the Rings, 50 First Dates, 24 & more but NONE of you remember that before Stranger Things, Sean Astin saved a mountain in Vermont from a bald @GroovyBruce in Icebreaker! pic.twitter.com/kamracITvw— The After Movie Diner (@aftermoviediner) August 9, 2019
Sean Astin deserved a goddamn Oscar nomination for the third LORD OF THE RINGS, not to be turned into "Sean Astin from STRANGER THINGS."— James D.F. Haunted (@JamesDFHannah) August 9, 2019
He did not trek all the way to Mordor for that shit. pic.twitter.com/wz0ULezkFP
I’m sorry but Sean Aston didn’t get through a booby trapped series of cave tunnels to steal One Eyed Willy’s treasures to save his house/town, to be known as “Sean Astin from Stranger Things”. Y’all I’m DONE. The disrespect! pic.twitter.com/SwfpjHmGoS— Nic (@Nic_Nic_Nicolah) August 9, 2019
Twitter even celebrated how long his whole family has been entertaining us.
And how did everyone’s favorite Mikey Walsh (it’s okay, I know where I stand) handle all of this sudden attention? In the most Sean Astin way possible.
Gotta!— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) August 9, 2019
Just kills me. Twitter does many things. This trending cycle?HILARIOUS. https://t.co/LwJBjQmFWJ
He really is the best, no matter what show or movie you remember him from.