One of the coolest things about Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is that even though she’s a celebrity, at heart she’s also a fan, and when she loves something, she lets the world know. One of her biggest obsessions is the TV show The Walking Dead, which appears frequently on her social media.
Even comic book writer and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman was thrilled to see how big a fan Nicole is:
As it turns out, the show loves her back. To celebrate Season 7, which premieres October 23, AMC sent one of New Jersey’s biggest fans her very own Lucille, the baseball bat with barbed wire around it that Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan uses to kill people. But for Snooki, it isn’t just any Hollywood object, but something so special it made her cry:
She posted on Instagram just how much she appreciates this special gift, writing, “You made me the happiest fan ever and literally ruined my day knowing someone is going to die. So honored to be apart of this amazing fan base. My life is the walking dead and I can’t wait to have you back in my life. Even though I’m going to need medication and vodka.”
Of course Snooki’s fans are also Walking Dead fans, so they totally appreciated her heartfelt devotion to the show.
Some of them understandably wanted a Lucille bat of their own.
Snooki’s utterly overwhelmed reaction calls to mind another Jersey girl who lost her mind when she received a very special bat. Remember when director Kevin Smith got his daughter Harley Quinn Smith her namesake bat from Suicide Squad? While we generally hate to see our favorite celebrities cry, in the case of Snooki and Harley Quinn, it’s heartwarming because we know they are tears of joy!