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Elijah Wood stuns Animal Crossing New Horizons player with turnips visit

by Michael Gwilliam
Flickr/Gage Skidmore/Twitter/directedbyrian

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Famous Hollywood actor Elijah Wood, best known for playing Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, surprised an Animal Crossing fan by showing up at her island to hang out.

On April 23, Twitter user 'Directedbyrian' tweeted out the price of turnips on her island at 599 bells, and instructed players to DM her for the Dodo Code.

In a completely unexpected turn of events, Elijah Wood saw the tweet and reached out to the player. A screen grab of the messages shows Wood asking, “Would love your Dodo Code to sell these turnips!”

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“UM,” the shocked player replied. “OF COURSE YOU CAN.”

The two then proceeded to meet up in-game, with the lucky Animal Crossing player posting numerous screengrabs of her encounter with the Hollywood star.

“Guys, I tweeted my turnip prices and Elijah Wood just came to my island and hung out!” the user exclaimed, and was quick to note how this was the “best day” in quarantine she’s had.

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The photo album itself contained pictures of the actor hanging out on her island and complimenting its upkeep.

“Your island is beautiful!” Wood said in one photo.

“Long live Rian Johnson,” he said in another, praising the director of the controversial Star Wars film, 'The Last Jedi.'

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While Elijah Wood didn’t respond to any of her tweets directly, he did ‘like’ them, indicating that they were all real and that he does, in fact, play Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a worldwide hit, breaking Nintendo Switch sales records in the process, so the fact that Elijah Wood plays the game isn’t extremely surprising.

Since release, the title has earned universal acclaim, and currently holds a whopping 91 critic score on the review aggregator website MetaCritic with 105 reviews.