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On Thursday night, Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb asked me a rather peculiar question: “Did you see everyone is freaking out about Paddington 2?”

“What?” came my bewildered response. Josh handed over his phone, which was open to Twitter, and instructed me to scroll. At first I thought it was a joke, that the movie actually was a total flop, but then I started reading the tweets.

In case you didn’t know, Paddington 2, released in the U.S. on Jan. 12, is tearing up the box office, selling out showings and shattering internet records.

I was in disbelief. Twitter was abuzz with people raving that a sequel about a computer-generated, marmalade-loving bear in a hat was A. extremely well done and B. a genuinely good watch. (Up until Thursday night, I assumed Paddington 2 was a cute film no one had asked for that was made primarily because Hugh Grant needed a paycheck.)

I was wrong. People are taking this movie v seriously.

Of course, this came as no surprise to this fan account, which has nearly 32,000 followers. Wut.

Many people are claiming it’s the greatest thing they’ve ever seen.

What’s more, the movie cannot. Stop. Breaking. Review. Records. Like, it just overthrew Toy Story 2 to snatch the best-reviewed-movie-of-all-time crown.

Only a truly divine work of art could get the internet to reach a unanimous decision on anything.

PSA: Paddington is on Netflix, y’all.