We, too, were once in the dark. We didn’t realize we’d never been satisfied until we heard the “Hamilton” original cast recording and immediately followed its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, on Twitter. We then Googled everything about him.
Suddenly, we were helpless. We were down for the count and drowning in it — the supreme positivity Lin-Manuel Miranda brings to this world. Ahead of the Broadway star’s “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig, we just wanted to shout from the rooftops how lucky we are to be alive right now, in the age of Lin.
PSA: Lin-Manuel Miranda is, obviously, not all good looks. He’s spoken with his father about how proud he is to be a Latino. He collaborated with Jennifer Lopez on a song dedicated to the victims of the Orlando shooting, a tragedy he referenced in his Tonys acceptance speech. He’s been vocal about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. He’s behind a program where New York high schoolers can see “Hamilton” for $10. He’s just a really cool guy.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated that the “Hamilton” album was a soundtrack.