Harry Styles Went to a Fan's House, Fed Her Fish, and Left Her This Note
It all started when Styles' car broke down and he sought refuge.
Sometimes life proves to be stranger than fiction–or even fan fiction. This was the case for one Harry Styles' fan on Oct. 28 when she arrived home to a letter from the pop star waiting for her on the fridge. According to superfan Theodora, Styles wound up at her house when his car broke down nearby. He sought refuge at the nearest house and decided to make himself useful by feeding the fish and signing an autograph. To see what Styles' letter said, read on. And for more fun celebrity news, check out The Dorky Ryan Reynolds Throwback Photo Hugh Jackman Posted for His Birthday.
"Theadora, my car broke down on your street and your dad's friend kindly let me wait at your house with a cup of tea," the letter began. "I'm devastated that we missed each other. Looking forward to meeting you soon." Styles closed out the letter writing, "Treat people with kindness," the title of a song on his most recent album, Fine Line.
"All my love, Harry. P.S. I fed the fish," Styles signed the letter. Fun fact: According to Theodora's Instagram, her fish is named Harry.
Styles also affixed a watermelon shaped sticky note to the letter, which read, "Tell your dad to get in touch, and I'll see you at a show." (The signature flourish is no doubt a nod to his summer hit "Watermelon Sugar.") Although Theodora made her Instagram account private after she went viral, another diligent fan was able to post the photo evidence to Twitter.
Styles also signed Theodora's copy of Fine Line on vinyl. "Theodora, sending you all my love, I'm so sorry we missed each other. Until next time," reads the cover of the album now, followed by a heart and his signature. In true 2020 fashion, Styles even drew a mask on his face on the album cover.
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