When the cast of Black Mass visited the Coolidge Corner theatre in Brookline on September 15, Bostonians lined up to see them arrive. A picture taken by Globe photographer John Blanding shows a snapshot of the scene: a crowd of people holding up their cameras, scrambling to get Johnny Depp et al on film.
A single attendee in the photo isn’t holding up her phone, though. She’s just watching. And the Internet has fallen in love with her for it.
this is my new favorite photo of all time pic.twitter.com/v8Qs6TeXZf
— Wayne Dahlberg (@waynedahlberg) September 26, 2015
Wayne Dahlberg of Utah tweeted Blanding’s photo on September 26, pointing out the smartphone-less audience member.
The photo has since gotten nearly 7,000 retweets, with people near and far noting her ability to live in the moment.
— Tim Reilly (@timreilly53) September 26, 2015
— Ramona Brutaru (@RamonaBrutaru) September 27, 2015
Dahlberg has since credited Blanding in a follow-up tweet and the moment he captured continues to make rounds on Twitter.
Read more about the Black Mass premiere here.
Correction: A previous version of this article referred to the man who tweeted out Blanding’s photo as Dwayne Dahlberg. His name is Wayne Dahlberg. The story has been updated. We regret the error.