It looks like 1,000,000 years since John Krasinski final graced YouTube with an episode of Some Good Information, the adorably janky posi-vibes-only fake news show he created within the first wave of the pandemic. (It was Might, by the way in which. Might.) And we thought we would seen the final of Krasinski behind the SGN home-office desk when he wrapped it up after eight installments earlier this yr (and controversially sold the show to CBS).
However provided that the pandemic is raging effectively into its tenth and most deadly month, with the nation’s elected representatives having spent all yr deliberating whether or not or to not assist its determined residents out with a non-insulting amount of money aid (spoiler: they picked “not”), Krasinski threw some tinsel up in his research once more for a shock vacation particular.
After together with a few of his conventional excellent news, from an attractive makeshift marriage ceremony in a most cancers ward to a $10,000 pay-it-forward spree at a Minnesota Dairy Queen, Krasinski jumped onto Zoom with Jay Abel, a widowed father of two who put his beloved comics memorabilia up on eBay so as to purchase his children a number of the issues on their Christmas record.
Krasinski initially tried to purchase Abel’s stuff himself however this valuable nerd dad, hilariously, was suspicious of the newly created account snapping up all his objects, and blocked the gross sales. As an alternative, he known as up Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — from whom Abel had requested a humble retweet to signal-boost his eBay gross sales — to shock Abel with, effectively, some excellent news. Not solely would “Santa” care for his children’ want lists, however “Dwanta” invited Abel to go to the set of his DC Universe film Black Adam when it is protected to take action.
“You’re what the vacations are all about,” Johnson advised a beaming Abel. “You embody the spirit. And I really feel very assured I can communicate for my pal John right here in that, you understand, the true measure of a person and true measure of a human being actually is at all times what’s of their coronary heart. At all times what’s deep down of their coronary heart, and their mana.”
It is heartwarming stuff, to make sure. But it surely’s prison and shameful that so many dad and mom are struggling to make this Christmas specifically a particular time for his or her children — that so many are unable to afford lease or grocery payments, not to mention an Xbox, except they’re the fortunate recipient of superstar largesse. We’re glad to see Krasinski’s not-Captain-America beam again on our screens, but it surely’s a Band-Assist on the bullet wound that’s America’s whole failure of its residents all yr lengthy.