That one part at 1:45 on the video when they announce the book and dans voice breaks a little and Phil turns to look at him so adoringly and making sure dans alright and then proceeds a jump cut and Phil telling Dan to stop before everyone starts crying still gets me to this day two years later. Dan really is a sentimental little shit.
interesting that you conclude that dan is a sentimental shit from this, bc really i feel like dan is being sentimental left and right about everything always, but this little exchange is so special in that it’s such a rare example of phil being a sentimental shit in view of all of us, with no reservations or insecurity. he’s openly admitting that the idea of this great sprawling history he has with dan, everything that they’ve created together and accomplished, the sheer unlikelihood and rareness of their story, all of it makes him emotional to the point of crying. it’s a little moment but one that i think about a lot because it felt so important to hear phil affirm his own emotional response to all of it that way. as much as we, the audience, like to think about how rare and beautiful their story and success is, it’s always something special to catch glimpses of these moments where they acknowledge that beauty themselves. ahhh ik the book announcement was controversial and made some people unhappy but you can just tell that they really were so invested in commemorating everything they’ve built together. it’s v beautiful to think about :)
(watch the video here)