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On Sunday night, Game of Thrones (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Crave)  made its long-awaited return to the small screen in the Season 8 premiere. While millions of viewers tuned in to watch the beginning of the end of one of the greatest shows of all time, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman shared a heartfelt story on Twitter about the time he and his friend Alex Hanan met Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin. Prepare yourself for the This Is Us of Twitter threads.

Asking his followers if they want a ‘quick personal story about George R. R. Martin (obviously yes), Fogelman sets the scene. Of course, there’s a time hop.

Over a year ago, Fogelman was in a cab on his way to meet his friend Alex and see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway. En route, Fogelman received a call from Alex.


Some background on Alex, who sounds awesome.


Alex got the digits.


Alex shoots his shot and it works.


Understandably, Fogelman did not see the interaction going well.


But the Lord of Light is good, and Martin and his wife are (*gasp*) nice and normal people.


And now, the reason Fogelman has multiple Emmy nominations for writing This Is Us.


Well, we’re sobbing. Proving that sometimes it is good to meet your heroes, Fogelman continues.


Dan and Alex’s friends hopped on the Twitter thread to add even more amazing anecdotes to this already touching and incredible story.


Fogelman’s friend Debra Bluman managed to find a picture from the fateful night and yup, that is a great head of hair.

Fogelman’s Twitter thread achieved a trifecta of emotions. Not only did it make us us love George R. R. Martin even more and learn about Alex, who sounded like an amazing human being, it also gave fans the chance to pay tribute to their loved ones, showing the power of television and shared experiences.


Sunday night’s Jon and Arya reunion just got some big competition for most emotional moment of the season premiere.

 

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Crave. For live viewing select ‘On Air’ at the top of your computer screen or bottom of your app.