Mayor Pete husband’s Chasten Buttigieg is a rare thing: a Twitter celebrity who deserves his fame.
So it was a beautiful thing to see Lin-Manuel Miranda, an equally deserving Twitter celebrity, follow Buttigieg on Twitter. But it wasn’t just that Miranda followed Chasten. It was how Chasten responded that brought joy to the rest of the internet.
“Doing a quick bit of laundry. Hear loud scream. Run into kitchen terrified, expecting to see
@Chas10Buttigieg in pool of blood,” Pete wrote on Twitter. “Am thereupon informed that @Lin_Manuel is following my husband, whose life is now complete.”
You would think that Chasten Buttigieg’s husband becoming president would be his life goal. But I get it. Lin Manuel Miranda is a nearly perfect human. Hamilton deserves the obsessive following.
A Miranda following is the approximate equivalent of ten thousand presidential endorsements, using social media math.
Folks on Twitter understood the feeling.
He is now in the room where it happens.
— Tgage (@tgagemurphy) March 27, 2019
I would have screamed too!
— Bryce Tache 🇺🇸 (@brycetache) March 28, 2019
Congrats! I’d wager a lot of money that Donald Trump has never done laundry in his adult life.
— Stephen Walt (@stephenWalt) March 27, 2019
Congratulations to Chasten Buttigieg on nearly becoming president.