Emmy-nominated actor Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) knows how to show his fans some love.
Paul, who plays a character called Jesse Pinkman on AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad (@BreakingBad_AMC), wanted to connect with fans in advance of the next episode. While Pinkman has resorted to some unusual means of connecting with residents of Albuquerque, Paul turned to Twitter:
Happy Breaking Bad day bitches! What’s your number? Calling the first 10 people to answer questions. Ask me anything. #yeahbitch— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 19, 2013
Word of Paul’s (@aaronpaul_8) outreach to Breaking Bad fans spread quickly on Twitter.
For a select 10 fans who tweeted their numbers back, Paul was on the line with them in no time:
OMG @aaronpaul_8 (Jesse from Breaking Bad) just called me. Super cool down to earth dude. He sent out a tweet calling the first 10 numbers.— Josh Fisher (@joshfishr) August 19, 2013
@aaronpaul_8 Thank you so much for making my night!!!! I have an endless amount of respect and admiration for you!!— Alejandra (@alesitarobledo) August 19, 2013
@JillFitzg I asked if it was him he was like yeah why do you think I’m calling on a blocked # it was him. 100%— Purple (@vbizzlebeee) August 19, 2013
Over the next 12 hours Paul was mentioned 14,437 times as news of his offer — and the subsequent calls — went viral on Twitter. Of course, his number of followers also took a noticeable leap.
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