Every four years in the United States, November takes on a whole new meaning. Rather than the age-old fall tradition of frantically pulling down your Halloween decorations the morning, you’re due to host 32 people for Thanksgiving (those weeks in between inexplicably disappear into the abyss), our minds are otherwise occupied. In case you’re just emerging from a coma (welcome back), this is an election year. And folks, it’s been an exhausting one. We’re not going to recap anything that’s happened in the last few months because frankly, we don’t want to. All you need to know is that voting is an extremely important right and responsibility for Americans. Vote for whoever you’re going to vote for, just freaking vote.
Voting this year hasn’t been the easiest task. It’s an important election, one that has many people coming out to vote early even if it isn’t normally a priority for them. Combine that with a pandemic, and you have a recipe for long lines and wait times if you choose to vote in person. Fortunately, ‘Certified Young Person’ Paul Rudd showed up to a New York polling place with a different kind of recipe. Specifically, a recipe of the cookie variety.
While temperatures dropped and rain poured last Thursday in Brooklyn, voters stood patiently outside Barclay’s center to fulfill their civic duty. To lighten the mood and provide some much-needed sustenance, a slightly damp Paul Rudd showed up with an assortment of Milk Bar Cookies to distribute.
And thankfully, several people posted their encounters on Twitter
— dremoney (@onjrayuh) October 29, 2020
A rare Wild Rudd sighting
I’m voting in Brooklyn and Paul Rudd is handing out cookies pic.twitter.com/XH4ikButCL
— Brian Rosenworcel (@Bowl_of_Worcel) October 29, 2020
But seriously, he’s the greatest
Paul Rudd is an amazing guy, example 538. He was giving out Milk Bar cookies to poll workers and voters outside Barclays today. My friend, who was working there, sent me this pic.
The world is still good, people! Paul Rudd! Cookies! Go vote! pic.twitter.com/tv2eR07sWC
— Ben Fox Rubin (@benfoxrubin) October 29, 2020
Since the election is almost over, who knows? Maybe he’ll get around to the line outside the DMV.