Kristen Bell had a panic attack over her birthday gift from fiance Dax Shepard, and rightfully so, because IT WAS A FREAKIN’ SLOTH.
“I’ve been obsessed with sloths for as long as I can remember,” Kristen once said. “They must be my spirit animal or something.”
Well, I dunno about spirit animal, because those things are pretty damn lifeless, but yeah, in case you haven’t heard, sloths are adorable. I mean, a lot of animals are adorable, but sloths are really cool because they're too slow to run away when you want to cuddle them. Unfortunately, there aren't many wild sloths in the greater Los Angeles area, so it's not very easy to get a hold of 'em. But Kristen Bell did.
Bell told Ellen DeGeneres how Shepard surprised her with the unusual but awesome gift.
“I immediately was overcome and thought, ‘There’s a sloth near.’ And I didn't know how to process that, because my entire life had been waiting for this moment, where I would get to interact with a sloth."
Bell continued: "I don't know how to compete with all this emotion," she said, "so I just kind of crawl up on the bed and I'm crying so hard."
That’s when Dax got a handheld camera and recorded Kristen’s reaction. As Kristen is sobbing, Dax says, “You haven’t even seen it yet!”
“I knew it, I don’t know why, I knew it” Kristen weeps in the video.
It’s all very cute and totally the kind of YouTube stuff your mom would forward you about some random couple she saw being interviewed on the Today show, except this one is actually interesting because it includes famous people and a sloth.
“I’m so excited!” Kristen says in the video, through her tears. Then, when Dax asks if she wants to come meet him while they set up for the party, Kristen asks, “He’s coming for the party?”
I now want to own or rent a sloth.