After his Emmy win two years ago, comedian Patton Oswalt went viral with a photo of himself sitting alone outside an Arby's with his new trophy. At the time, he was still coping with the recent death of his wife, which left him in no mood to go to a big Emmys party. This year, however, Oswalt posted a follow-up tweet showing that life really does have its ups and downs; there are dark times, yes, but they turn around.
Thousands of people retweeted Oswalt's picture outside the Arby's.
This #Emmys after party is off da CHAIN! https://t.co/42lX2w0SYk— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1474268857.0
But when he returned, he was with his new wife, Meredith Salenger.
Two years ago versus today. No Emmy this time, but a life that’s turned pure gold thanks to @MeredthSalenger. https://t.co/JOEYscd2ik— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1537250950.0
Arby's was so glad to see Oswalt happy that they made a special sandwich just for the couple!
@pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger This deserves a sandwich #MakeMySandwich https://t.co/hFCMltXxPl— Arby's (@Arby's)1537316769.0
Fans were taken aback by the strange but delicious tribute.
@NetflixLifee @Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger https://t.co/uayoBOwgsg— Son of 🇹🇭, MackFly (@Son of 🇹🇭, MackFly)1537324996.0
@Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger Patton's response to this should be "Eat me".— Ryan Swallow🍸 (@Ryan Swallow🍸)1537324246.0
@ryanswallow @Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger https://t.co/bzrZUPugY0— 🌈🤷🏼♀️👩🏼🎤 WeNdY LaDy S. pUmPkInS ☕️🦄🧡👻🎃 (@🌈🤷🏼♀️👩🏼🎤 WeNdY LaDy S. pUmPkInS ☕️🦄🧡👻🎃)1537331803.0
Eating one's own face would be a...unique experience.
@Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger Arby's like "we'd like to have you for lunch" https://t.co/tGq6zZPxdg— JamieLittle (@JamieLittle)1537342323.0
Fans were ready to chow down on an Oswalt-Salenger combo, which is totally normal. No need to question it.
@Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger I'd like for this to be available in a combo meal, please.— Roger The Shrubber (@Roger The Shrubber)1537324657.0
@Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger I have new respect for @Arbys— dianarama (@dianarama)1537373914.0
It seems things have really turned around for Oswalt!
@Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger 2 wins.— Keep Imagining (@Keep Imagining)1537323874.0
@Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger Love it!— 🧚🏻♀️LindaLewis RN (@🧚🏻♀️LindaLewis RN)1537359746.0
Of course, many fans wanted to be turned into sandwiches themselves...
@Arbys @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger Hello can I be a sandwich? Or maybe a curly fry?— america’s next top cult leader (@america’s next top cult leader)1537316915.0
Those who have followed Oswalt since his wife's death see this as a new beginning for the for self-deprecating comedian.
@pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger This is absolutely beautiful, Patton. I can't imagine what you were feeling in the… https://t.co/uhWfHPWb2m— Stephen Black (@Stephen Black)1537251894.0
@JenKirkman @pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger This is ridiculously cute— NancyDawson (@NancyDawson)1537265613.0
@pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger Aww! @pattonoswalt wins twitter! https://t.co/BfHm0EnUNX— Leen Onme 👩🏻💻 (@Leen Onme 👩🏻💻)1537251188.0
@pattonoswalt @MeredthSalenger Congratulations, you two ...also...Arby's has gyros?!— Felix Felix (@Felix Felix)1537290059.0
ARBY'S HAS GYROS?!
@FeckinDanger We do!— Arby's (@Arby's)1537290203.0
Head to Arby's and pick up your gyro today! And congrats to Oswalt and Salenger on being the cutest couple at the Emmys!