The best of moment of the 2018 Golden Globes happened on the red carpet — it was the beautiful moment in whichmet her idol . Seriously, at that point, everyone could have gone home, because there was no topping it.
Clarkson was on the red carpet next to “American Idol” hoston Sunday when she spotted the legendary actress. Immediately, the multi-Grammy winner morphed into a fangirl, nearly tripping down the stairs and then pointing out the obvious.
“That’s Meryl. That’s Meryl Streep,” she told Seacrest in disbelief.
Her reaction only got more priceless from there. She called down the stairs to Streep, asking her, “Can I meet you? I’m such a fan! … I’ve adored you since I was, like, 8.”
Seacrest was obviously as charmed as the rest of us, and he sharedof it on Twitter, captioning it “that moment when sees Meryl Streep and freaks out.”
That moment whensees Meryl Streep and freaks out. Good to see you KC 🙂
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest)
And, of course, fans were living for it, too. People wrote that Clarkson’s reaction was pure, relatable, and all-around heart-warming.
Kelly Clarkson seeing Meryl Streep at theis the purest thing I’ve seen in a while.
— Ali White (@aliwhite22)
Kelly Clarkson: “I hear you can drink at this event…OMG that’s Meryl Streep! Can I meet you, Meryl?”
This is why Kelly Clarkson won the first blockbuster season of American Idol and why she’s the only winner America still cares about. ❤️
— Steph Bello (@steph_bello)
Kelly Clarkson fangirling over Meryl Streep is the most relatable thing I have ever seen
— Ash ✌️ (@ASHLEYWEBERR)
Kelly Clarkson almost falling off the stairs because she saw Meryl Streep behind her IS SUCH A MOOD HAHAHAHA
— Christel Jimenez (@ChristelJimenez)
Congratulationsfor not fainting or tripping down the stairs & giving a mini panic attack before meeting the one & only Meryl Streep
— April Truchinski (@scottbenji2010)
Whenmet Meryl Streep tonight on the red carpet…I can’t stop watching this.
— Shane McAnally (@shanemcanally)
kelly clarkson fangirling over meryl streep single handedly saved 2018
— sara (@thisbemesara)
My sexual orientation is Meryl Streep caressing Kelly Clarkson’s cheek as she screams “I’ve been in love with you since I was 8.”
— keaton kilde (@keatonkildebell)
‘oh my god oh my god that’s meryl that’s meryl that’s meryl streep’
KELLY CLARKSON IS ME I AM KELLY CLARKSON
— martina (@lovepxrrilla)
But no seriously, Kelly Clarkson spotting Meryl Streep during an interview and screaming “can I meet you?” is me seeing any of my faves on the street 😂😂😂
— Lady Yoshi 🇺🇸❤️ (@HistoryDiva25)
1. Freaks out over Meryl Streep
2. Chats with Steve Carrell
3. She has Tupperware IN HER DRESS POCKET!!! girl, you won the this year with your relatable trifecta! 💁🏼
— Jenny Doss (@dossville)
See? The awards show was great and all, but we saw all we needed to on the red carpet.