There's little more infectious than genuine fan enthusiasm. We're not talking about wearing a Superman T-shirt to Man of Steel. We're talking about the kind of fan reaction where seeing someone else's sheer, unfettered joy for their favorite things actually makes you happy, even if you don't love that same thing nearly as much. Today's smile-inducing example? Two fans of The Hobbit who filmed themselves watching the Desolation of Smaug trailer for the first time.
There's a twist to this one, though.
You can certainly enjoy these two gals geeking the hell out on The Hobbit all on their own, but what makes it even better is that Peter Jackson himself caught wind of the video. So, naturally, he had to respond by having a trio of Hobbit stars react to the girls reacting to their trailer.
As if those two weren't already over the moon just being able to watch the trailer for Desolation of Smaug, can you imagine what's going to go through their minds watching Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom and Lee Pace watch them? It's this level of fan reverence that makes Peter Jackson and his entire crew so, so loved within the geek community, and we tip our hat to them for going out of their way to blow the minds of two total strangers.
Here's the original video:
Here's Peter Jackson's video: