Rainn Wilson gets emotional seeing the continuing legacy of his breakout role in 'The Office' after all these years.
There are times when people feel disheartened in their lives. They find their mental peace compromised when they feel like everything is going against them. At such junctures of life, fiction often provides them with a sense of relief and hope. It becomes a place where characters take them on a laugh riot, heal their emotional wounds, and fill them with the courage to face life head-on. It becomes the solace one needs amid their struggles. One of the shows that has been able to give such feelings of warmth to its fans has been The Office. The sitcom has legions of fans who keep coming back to the show again and again since it has become their happy pill. When everything goes haywire they can always rely on the show to pick them up from their slumber. The cast and crew, even to this date get overwhelmed by the affection thrown their way as evidenced by a recent post made by Rainn Wilson.
Rainn Wilson played everyone's favorite Assistant Regional Manager, Dwight Scrute, for the entirety of the show's run. As revealed in the actor's recent podcast he wasn't exactly happy throughout that time working on the show. But, he always gets elated when someone approaches him to tell him about the impact his character and the show had on their lives. This gratitude was on full display in his recent post on X (formerly known as Twitter). The post was accompanied by a picture of a napkin passed on to him by a flight attendant with a sweet message.
I didn’t even see who dropped this on my lap at the PDX airport but I greatly appreciate the sentiment, flight attendant Melanie of Alaska Airlines. So humbled to be a part of a show that affected, touched, comforted and inspired. And continues to do so! It’s so fucking rare. A… pic.twitter.com/5h8gxP5j8t— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) January 20, 2024
"The Office got me through some of the darkest days of my life," it read. "I can’t thank you enough for that." It was signed off by Melanie who identified herself as a flight attendant. The message made Wilson feel elated about having been part of a show that continues to positively impact people. He conveyed his feelings in the post. "I didn’t even see who dropped this on my lap at the PDX airport but I greatly appreciate the sentiment, flight attendant Melanie of Alaska Airlines," the actor wrote in the caption alongside the image. "So humbled to be a part of a show that affected, touched, comforted, and inspired. And continues to do so! It’s so f****** rare."
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Wilson thanked the cast and crew for working on this gem of a show with him and making it the phenomenon it is today. Above all, he expressed his love for the fans who continue to keep the show's legacy alive. He ended the emotional post in his trademark dry humor. The actor gave a warning, "Note: this is not an open invitation to give me notes on napkins!" As per a report by Deadline, long-time fans might no longer need to keep themselves happy just by watching old episodes as talks about a potential spin-off are well underway.
This show gives me the best warm feeling ever.— Explain This God (@ExplainThisGod) January 20, 2024
Made a little tribute in MS Paint.
Hope you like it. pic.twitter.com/9lJ18YDF4P
The comment section was as touched as the actor and expressed their love for the show. @TristanSnell wrote how the show got him through the pandemic, "Co-signing. The Office got me and my family through the 2020 pandemic lockdown. And you’re TOTALLY going to get more notes on napkins now." @1_ChiefsKingdom shared how the show keeps him close to his family, "We love watching The Office as a family. When I travel for work, and miss my family, watching The Office brings a weird but beautiful peace. Hard to explain."