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Here’s What You Need To Know About Guacardo, The Avocado In The Viral Jake Gyllenhaal Meme

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You’ve probably seen the viral photo of Guacardo just chilling with Jake Gyllenhaal. Low key, Gyllenhaal was just trying to be as cool as Guacardo, but that just isn’t possible. The avocado has spent a lot of time rubbing elbows with all kinds of people in Hollywood even meeting up with members of their squad in Japan and Great Britain. What can we say? Guacardo is someone everyone wants to know but here are the few special people to make it into their exclusive squad. It just gets kind of awkward when Guacardo gets starstruck around their friends.

Guacardo just couldn’t believe he got to sit on Arturo Castro’s lap.

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The star of “Alternatino” was all smile when he got to meet the most famous avocado in all the land. Who could ever resist squeezing this loveable and already iconic social media influencer?

They kind of lost it when they got to meet the one and only Aubrey Plaza.

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Like, same. Plaza has been giving people life for so long with her dry humor and wit that it is not surprising that Guacardo would faint when they met her. Don’t worry. It’s all cool now.

Of course, Guacardo had to prove that they are able to be a powerhouse Pokémon and Omar Chaparro approves.

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The fact that an avocado Pokémon does not exist is a travesty. Fortunately, Guacardo is here to feed all of those Pokémon dreams we had growing up as children. Plus, that pit would make a great attack.

One simply must dress the part when meeting iconic filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

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Guacardo certainly dressed the part but was just a big a fangirl as any of us. Del Toro has created some of the most incredible and iconic movies and Guacardo just couldn’t believe his luck.

Jake Gyllenhaal was shook when he got a chance to meet the internet sensation.

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Gyllenhaal was so excited to meet Guacardo that he showed off his best Guacardo impression. Tbh, he totally nailed the look.

Safe to say that Karamo Brown and Guacardo both feel in love the day they met.

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It was as if Antoni Porowski walked into the room. Brown lit up when he was able to hold Guacarado. Porowski is always talking about avocados so it must like Brown is right at home.

Things got kind of personal between Guacardo and Maite Perroni.

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Guacardo’s butt is more iconic than J.Lo’s will ever be and it is a curse they have to live with. Perhaps Perroni just wanted some secret on how Guacarod get their but so perky?

Ryan Reynolds offered Guacardo the support they needed with their other half.

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Reynolds finally broke down why Guacardo is only half of an avocado. Legend has it that Guacardo split in two and their other half died, at least according to Reynolds.

Samuel L. Jackson gave Guacardo some lessons on being cool when they connected in London.

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Jackson is likely the coolest dude in Hollywood. He does his thing and never cares about what other people think. This mentality and way of life is now Guacardo’s go-to mood and it’s great to see them thriving.

Guacardo tried to shoot their shot to be the next Spider-Man.

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Good thing it didn’t totally work out. This whole Disney debacle has Guacardo devastated. How could a company be so mean to the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

Willam just couldn’t resist Guacardo’s delicious allure.

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We all know that Guacardo’s biggest fear are hispters. Why? Well, because they love their avocado toast. Any reference to Guacardo’s edibility understandably makes the avocado very uncomfortable.

Zendaya was living for Guacardo’s bubble butt.

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We get it. Guacardo has one of the most adorable butts in the land. If there is ever an award at the Oscars for best butt, we know who will win that category year after year.

And they struck a pose with Alaska 5000 at the Los Angeles DragCon because they are fierce.

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Werk it! Guacardo loves “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and meeting Alaska 5000 just might be the biggest highlight of his inexplicably long life.

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Guillermo Del Toro Just Got A Star On The Walk Of Fame And It’s What He Said In His Acceptance Speech That Made Mexico Proud

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Guillermo Del Toro Just Got A Star On The Walk Of Fame And It’s What He Said In His Acceptance Speech That Made Mexico Proud

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It’s easy to tell this story in one sentence: August 6 saw legendary Latino director Guillermo del Toro awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But, there’s so much more to this story than meets the eye. We did a deep dive to flesh out the man, the myth, and the legend that is Guillermo del Toro, and what got him to that point a few days ago, where he gave an iconic acceptance speech to a crowd of supporters.

The man.

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To start with: just who is this guy? October 9, 1964 saw Guillermo del Toro Gómez born in Guadalajara, Jelisco, Mexico. He clearly knew what he wanted to do with his life from a young age – when del Toro was eight years old he began tinkering with his father’s Super 8 camera, making short films featuring the murders of his mother and brothers, among other things. The years passed, and he eventually studied special effects and makeup under the tutelage of special-effects artist, Dick Smith.

Most likely these experiences influenced Guillermo del Toro’s interest in depicting horror and fantasy scenes in his work. And what is his work, you ask? Well, if you’ve been living under a rock you probably haven’t heard of films the likes of The Shape of WaterPacific RimPan’s LabrynthHellboy, or the Blade franchise. Okay but seriously, you should have heard of at least one of these movies, people.

The myth.

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Okay, it’s a bit of an exaggeration to use the term “myth”, but suffice to say that del Toro is one hell of a storyteller and just generally a massive contributor to the industry – after all, that’s what got him the star on Hollywood Boulevard. To put it in perspective, each year there are approximately 200 nominations submitted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame selection committee. In order to even be considered, nominees must have a minimum of five years experience in their industry, in addition to having a history of “charitable contributions.” In the end, only 20 to 24 people are actually awarded a star. If there’s anything that says Guillermo del Toro’s officially arrived, it’s his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Many took to social media to highlight just how much del Toro truly deserved this recognition.

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So what did Mr. del Toro do when giving his acceptance speech last Tuesday? He began with a simple “gracias”, and then commended another “great Mexican filmmaker, Issa López” for her talents. From the outset of his speech, del Toro foregrounded his Hispanic background, and showed support for his contemporaries. “I am Mexican … and I am an immigrant,” he said shortly afterwards. “Right now, we are in a moment of great fear … and great division. That’s why fear is used. It’s used to divide us. It’s used to tell us that we’re all different and we shouldn’t trust each other. And these lies make us easier to control, and make it easier to hate each other. But the antidote to that is to come together.” 

The legend.

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“As a Mexican, receiving this star is a gesture and no gesture right now can be banal or simple.” del Toro continued. “This is very important this is happening right now because I can tell to all of you, all immigrants from every nation, that you should believe in the possibilities and not the obstacles. Do not believe the lies they tell about us. Believe in the stories you have inside and believe that we all can make a difference and we all have stories to tell and we all can contribute to the art and the craft and the world in any way we see fit.”

Most were so happy to see him represent his Mexicanidad as he accepted his star on the Walk of Fame.

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And there you have it. What’s made Guillermo del Toro so legendary is not just his work, but his awareness around the power and influence of the media we consume – especially in an era where white supremacism has snaked its way into the community, and into politics. He knew that his award was not just for himself, but for the immigrant, Hispanic community. After all, representation matters! It shows people of color that they too are deserving of success and having their stories told. And it also reminds the wider community about the great contributions people of color and immigrants still do make in today’s America.

Guillermo Del Toro Makes His Country Proud And Makes 12 Students Dreams Come True

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Guillermo Del Toro Makes His Country Proud And Makes 12 Students Dreams Come True

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One group of students is a step closer to making their dreams come true, in no small part thanks to Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.

The director has often had a knack for making wishes come true – whether it be the starring character in “Shape of Water” or the slightly terrifying creatures of “Pans Labyrinth.”

But this time he’s helped grant the wishes of 12 Mexican math students who are aiming to travel to the International Math Competition happening this summer in South Africa.

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The news quickly went viral and reached the ears of Guillermo del Toro, who then took to Twitter and wrote: “I offer to cover the airline tickets for all 12 members of the Olympic math team to South Africa. @CDMXOMM, I’m following you. Send me a DM, please. Abrazos.”

It all started on Thursday when Matemáticas CDMX shared a video thanking supporters for donations to help them reach their goal.

The team was coming up short and without much support from the government, they weren’t likely to make the trip on their own – dashing their dreams of competing in South Africa.

Once news broke that GDT, as he’s affectionately called in Mexico, was to cover the flight costs, many were shocked and grateful.

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The mathmatics team themselves were shocked by the news and took to Twitter to say: “Wow! Just let us get up from the blackout!”

Many across social media were celebrating the gesture but it was the little math geniuses who were celebrating the greatest, as they’ll now be able to represent their country at this international event. The team took to Twitter to say they were “Excited, but above all motivated to give Mexico the international recognition that it deserves, we thank the community and other donors for their support of the Olympic team heading to South Africa…,” they wrote, noting that del Toro also will cover the flight tickets of another team that will attend a competition in the United Kingdom.

Many didn’t exactly know what to make of GDT trending on social media. Maybe he had a new movie in the works?

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Although we are all here for his incredible kindness, wouldn’t it be amazing if he also announced he was working on a new film?

But once everyone realized what was happening, everyone came out to thank him!

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We imagine there are many many Mexicans who feel the exact same way.

With the lack of support from the government, many were relieved that someone stepped up to help the kids achieve their goals.

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One person on Twitter summed it up by saying “This dude, this is how it’s done!”

Others on Twitter were proud to see one of their own taking action to help the less fortunate.

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Translation: “Guillermo del Toro, why did you pay for the plane tickets for the national math team?” “Because I am Mexican.”

Many were so moved by the generosity and shared how much hope it had given them.

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With one person taking to Twitter to say: “Guillermo del Toro, today with your incredible gesture I again have hope in our country we can improve if there are more people like you.”

READ: 23 Reasons Why Guillermo Del Toro Is Definitely Walk Of Fame Material