Bears, beets revealing your feelings on a napkin.
On Friday: “The Office” star Rainn Wilson shared a picture of a sweet note written on a napkin that someone unnoticed dropped onto his lap.
“The office has seen me through some of the darkest days of my life,” it said. “I can’t thank you enough for that.”
The message was signed “Melanie,” followed by “Alaska flight attendant” in parentheses.
I didn't even see who dropped this on my lap at PDX airport, but I really appreciate the sentiment, Alaska Airlines flight attendant Melanie. I feel very honored to be part of a show that touched, touched, comforted and inspired. And it continues to do so! It's so damn rare. A… pic.twitter.com/5h8gxP5j8t
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) January 20, 2024
On X, formerly Twitter, Wilson thanked him for the kind words.
“I didn't even see who dropped this on my lap at PDX airport, but I really appreciate the sentiment, Alaska Airlines flight attendant Melanie,” he wrote.
He continued that he was “humbled” to be part of a show that “touched, touched, comforted and inspired.” And it will continue to be that way!”
He added that it was “so damn rare” to be on a show like this and thanked “the entire Office family, the cast, the writers, the crew and especially the AUDIENCE!”
Still, Wilson ended his post with a clarification for the general public: “This is not an open invitation to write me notes on napkins!”
Despite starring in the popular NBC comedy that ran from 2005 to 2013, Wilson admitted last year that he was “unhappy” during several seasons of the sitcom. At the time, he said, he felt like the series was “not enough” and wondered why he couldn't have a “film career.”
Looking back, he feels very differently about his time as assistant to regional manager Dwight Schrute.
“I realize now that I'm on a hit show that gets Emmy nominated every year, makes a lot of money and works with Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski and these great writers and incredible directors like Paul Feig,” he said . “I’m on one of the greatest shows on television. People love it.”