Tom Hardy is undeniably a man of many talents, but until now the world didn’t realise he also had the power to save 2016, just in the nick of time.
Dispelling the madness of Max and the darkness of Bane, Tom Hardy read the CBeebies Bedtime Story to tens of thousands of sleepy kids this New Year’s Eve.
The 39-year-old actor, who recently became a second-time dad, helped parents nationwide usher in 2017 with a little peace and quiet – with the help of his dog, Woody.
When it was announced last month that Hardy would be reading You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley live on air, Twitter mums flooded the radio waves with glee.
But it wasn’t just mothers who were impressed with Hardy’s recital.
Highlight of 2016 , Tom hardy reading a bedtime story on cbeebies!!! Bloke can do anything! Legend
— Jonathan Pritchard (@switchysboy) December 31, 2016
Tom Hardy reading the bedtime story on Cbbies. Legend.
— Tom Ogden (@TomOgdenDrums) December 31, 2016
Highlight of 2016? Tom Hardy reading a cbeebies bedtime story.
— Nick Peres (@MoorOfALife) January 1, 2017
Tom Hardy reading the bedtime story on CBeebies was perfection.
Look at how content that dog is. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/ZOzx11ivXn
— Ryan James (@RyanJL) December 31, 2016
.@CBeebiesHQ have signed off 2016 in fine fashion with Tom Hardy reading the bedtime story. Absolutely fantastic!
— Tom Jepson (@thepixelgrid) December 31, 2016
It turns out the guy who can handle playing the Kray twins – two of London’s baddest bad guys, in one film – is actually one of the good guys.
— CBeebies Grown-Ups (@CBeebiesHQ) December 31, 2016
There’s nothing like a little escapism courtesy of the good ole’ BBC and Tom Hardy, so head over to BBC iPlayer to watch it now and ease those pesky hangovers.
Happy 2017, folks. It’s all looking up!
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.