Paul Rudd hands out cookies to long lines of early voters waiting in rain
Paul Rudd cheered up Brooklyn voters Thursday by handing out cookies to those standing on long lines to get into polling places in rainy weather.
The 51-year-old “Ant-Man” actor showed up to the polls, wearing a mask and handing out blueberry-and-cream cookies to those standing in the rain for early voting, CNN reported.
Brian Rosenworcel, Drummer for the band Guster told reporters he was in line to vote at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn when he saw Rudd handing out cookies to voters waiting outside the polling facility.
“I was standing in line and I thought Paul was just there to vote, but then he starts handing out cookies to people in line,” Rosenworcel said. “And he waited to greet people as they exited to say thanks for voting in the rain.”
I’m voting in Brooklyn and Paul Rudd is handing out cookies pic.twitter.com/XH4ikButCL
— Brian Rosenworcel (@Bowl_of_Worcel) October 29, 2020
Rosenworcel filmed the moment with Rudd, causing the video to go viral on social media.
“I want to say thank you for coming out and voting and doing your part,” Rudd is heard saying in the video.
In an interview with NowThis with Rudd on Thursday, the actor said, “It should not be hard to vote. People should be getting the day off from work. Polling places should be everywhere.”
We ran into Paul Rudd at the polls — and he was giving out cookies pic.twitter.com/K2yZeptXSG
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 29, 2020
Rudd told the media outlet that he was moved by the record-setting early voting that has occurred across the country, adding, “Anybody who is waiting in line, you know, deserves to be kind of…thanked, and encouraged, and recognized. And that’s what we wanted to do.
Over 80 million people across the United States have voted already, according to the U.S. Elections Project, and celebrities like Rudd including comedian Chelsea Handler, the cast of ‘Veep’, the cast of ‘Parks and Rec’, comedian Amy Schumer and others have taken to social media or hosted online events to encourage people to get out the vote.
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