World-famous actor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger shared some kind words of encouragement and advice to League of Legends Championship Series caster Clayton ‘CaptainFlowers’ Raines.
The LCS shoutcaster posted a recently-resurfaced screengrab of a Reddit comment by Schwarzenegger where he responded to a fan asking for the actor to yell at him to “hit the gym.”
In the comment, the former Governor of California told the user that he was “not going to be that hard” on him and urged the individual to not be hard on himself. “…we all go through failure. Sometimes life is a workout. But the key thing is you get up.”
I am incredibly unforgiving to myself. Reading something like this means a lot coming from someone I've looked up to my entire life. Thanks for writing these words @Schwarzenegger, you're a man among men. pic.twitter.com/7jmupQcbg4
— Clayton Raines (@CaptainFlowers) March 10, 2020
Raines, who admitted he was “incredibly unforgiving” to himself, took The Terminator star’s words to heart. He wrote that they meant a lot as he’d looked up to Arnold for his entire life.
“Thanks for writing these words,” he concluded, tagging the Austrian in the tweet. “You’re a man among men.”
Little did Raines know, Arnold was going to not only read the kind message, but respond directly to him in a quote tweet.
Always remember that beating yourself up takes energy you could be using on actions to build yourself up and make you feel better instead of using that energy to tear yourself down. https://t.co/43kCRzPNtq
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 10, 2020
In a heartwarming reply, the 72-year-old gave the LCS caster some advice going forward.
“Always remember that beating yourself up takes energy you could be using on actions to build yourself up and make you feel better instead of using that energy to tear yourself down,” he proclaimed.
The original screengrab of the Reddit post by Schwarzenegger has since gone viral on the MadeMeSmile subreddit where it was up-voted 77,000 times.
The Predator star even ended up replying directly to the post with a similar message he gave to CaptainFlowers. “Any energy you waste being negative about yourself is energy you can’t use to improve yourself so you feel better,” he advised.
One has to wonder if this is the last we’ll see of Schwarzenegger interacting with League personalities or if he’ll be back at it again.