‘Wild’ Author Was ‘Gobsmacked’ By ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Homage

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Gilmore Girls fans may be loving the revival series, but there’s one in particular who was left “gobsmacked” by the new episodes.

After Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuted on Friday, Wild author Cheryl Strayed took to social media to react to the episode in which her book (which is based on her real-life journey) — was honored through Lorelai’s journey.

“Gobsmacked & honored by the Wild homage in @gilmoregirls Year in the Life. I watched it yesterday with my daughter, Bobbi (who is named after my mother). Like so many people, in Lorelai and Rory, I see pieces of myself, my mother, and my daughter,” Strayed wrote alongside a side-by-side photo of Lorelai reading her book and then carrying a giant backpack like Reese Witherspoon wore in the movie adaptation in 2014.

 

Gobsmacked & honored by the Wild homage in @gilmoregirls Year in the Life. I watched it yesterday with my daughter, Bobbi (who is named after my mother). Like so many people, in Lorelai and Rory, I see pieces of myself, my mother, and my daughter. That scene when Lorelai wanders behind the closed store near the trail and looks out across the wild landscape then calls her mom? Took my breath away and made me cry (after laughing at so many others parts). I reached for my daughter's hand and told her someday she'd understand why I was crying. She said, "I understand already, Mom." Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and all the people who made this show: thank you. Y'all touched so many of our hearts. #gilmoregirls #staywild

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“That scene when Lorelai wanders behind the closed store near the trail and looks out across the wild landscape then calls her mom? Took my breath away and made me cry (after laughing at so many others parts). I reached for my daughter’s hand and told her someday she’d understand why I was crying,” she continued. “She said, ‘I understand already, Mom.’ Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and all the people who made this show: thank you. Y’all touched so many of our hearts. #gilmoregirls #staywild,” she concluded.

This heartfelt thank you gives us chills and makes us want to re-watch the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life again ASAP.

What was your favorite moment from the revival?

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