I am one of the sappy-hearted love goobers watching and enjoying This Is Us, at least somewhat because it is beautifully filling a Milo Ventimiglia-shaped hole in my life. As Jack, Ventimiglia is for the most part a joyous human pep talk. And watching these videos, it appears he’s kind of playing himself in that regard.
Look at him drown Sterling K. Brown in an endless and deserved sea of adorable gushship (that does contain spoilers for the premiere episode’s twist if you haven’t seen it).
“I was on a plane. I was flying to the east coast to go do press…and I signed up for the Wifi on the plane. And I had my phone and I was hitting refresh between the Emmy Twitter page and the Emmy web page, and I kept going back and forth,” he revealed when asked where he was when the man playing his grown, adopted son Randall scored his win. “And then I finally saw it, and I just started laughing and crying, laughing and crying, laughing and crying…People are walking past me—and it was a late flight, the lights were dim—like, ‘You OK?’ I’m like, ‘My son just won an Emmy. My son just won an Emmy!’ I was like, This is just cool.”
His gush well isn’t dry yet—he’s got some for Mandy Moore, too.
Also? Now and forever, TEAM JESS.