otp: love you almost as much as smalls does

God, like so much of Chidi showing affection for Eleanor is small and completely non-verbal and I just…..i love it so much.

Like the “I believe in you nerd boy” scene? The corner of his mouth kind of quirks up while she’s talking, and once she finishes complimenting him, he does this little almost head roll like he’s almost embarrassed but you can tell he’s just so pleased to have her praising him.

And then the shot goes back to Eleanor and it looks like she’s trying to stop herself from just beaming proudly at him? And it just….kills me. The way they interact with each other really makes it clear how much they shared in the last 800+ reboots, even if they don’t actually remember what happened.