It can be argued that the biggest internet story coming out of the premiere is not spiders and bears, but a playful behind grab caught only by cameras! During our exclusive red-carpet interview with Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch sneakily snuck up and shared a pinch and a bird with his Hobbit co-star. Animated gifs have turned up everywhere on tumblr, and even Gawker’s Jezebel says this is the greatest thing to come out of it all.

Twitter reactions were swift and loud with thousands of fans simultaneously screaming with glee, and thousands of Sherlockian shippers feeling validated.

Alex from Happy Hobbit comments, “it’s surreal seeing that happen in person, then for the internet to take hold… seeing it as a gif is crazy!”

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