Chadwick Boseman Fans Keep Sharing This Heartwarming Clip From The Tonight Show

Emily Tannenbaum
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As Hollywood and countless others mourn the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, fans are celebrating a shining, hopeful moment from his career.

On August 28, Boseman's team shared the news that the prolific actor passed away from stage IV colon cancer, a battle he'd been fighting since 2016. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” they wrote on Instagram, adding that it was “the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.

For many, it was the honor of a lifetime to meet and speak with Boseman. To demonstrate just that, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon shared a clip from 2018 of Black Panther fans explaining what the film meant to them, only to be surprised by a visit from Boseman, himself. 


“I can't express how much it means to me and the community and my family,” one man, Darren, says to a poster of T'Challa. “Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for all that you've done, for really being a hero that we really need in a time like this. Thank you so much.”

The fan was in for a huge shock when Boseman called out his name. “My King, my king, my king,” Darren said, making the Wakanda salute before embracing the actor. It only got more emotional (and sometimes hilarious) from there. You can watch the full clip, above. 

Now viewed over 17 million times, fans were quick to celebrate Boseman's impact and kindness by sharing the clip. “You gave a people, the single greatest thing a human can give to another, HOPE,” one fan tweeted. “Some lights shine half as long, but twice as bright. Rest in Love.”

“This is the exact segment that popped to mind when I heard @chadwickboseman passed away,” another fan tweeted. “It shows how much he inspired people, but also how genuine a guy he was.”

Boseman will be clearly be missed by so many. 

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