Chadwick Boseman Surprising Black Panther Fans Is Straight-Up Vibranium-Powered Joy

Chadwick Boseman surprises a grateful Black Panther fan.
Chadwick Boseman surprises a grateful Black Panther fan.
Screenshot: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

You know how this works. If we see a video that has us choking with laughter and simultaneously holding back tears at our desks, we’re sharing it with you. We’re sharing it with you because that’s the neighborly thing to do, and so that we’re not the only ones who have to explain our private emotional roller coaster at our work computers to Nosy-Ass Susan who just wanted to drop by to confirm that the call is still at 1:30. (The answer is yes, girl. Now let us cry in peace.)

On Wednesday night’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the host polished off a familiar bit—having fans show gratitude to their favorite stars—but with a Black Panther-Chadwick Boseman twist.

As grateful fans spoke to a Black Panther poster about what the movie and, specifically, Boseman’s performance meant to them, Boseman listened behind a red curtain, biding his time before stepping out to surprise the fans—and, thus, launching them straight into the stratosphere of their feelings.


Warning: This is unfiltered joy. This is the good shit. This is vibranium all up in your heart chakra. There are so many quotables, you’ll make your friends sick. But also: Make sure there’s tissue at your desk.

Staff writer, The Root.

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