While on his way back from Europe actor Russell Crowe made a stop in Gander Sunday, and according to him, he gave his Newfoundland friends Allan Hawco and Alan Doyle ample warning that he was coming.
Crowe told his more than 1.6-million followers on Twitter that his duo of Al(l)an friends stood him up, and because of that Crowe had to "party" in Gander alone.
"Following the example of @alanthomasdoyle on his book tour, I shall be making a personal appearance in Gander, Newfoundland, at 7 a.m.," Crowe tweeted.
Crowe was flying over Newfoundland on his way back from London, England.
Sunset over Hyde Park pic.twitter.com/ZpAaFyhGGs— @russellcrowe
Crowe landed at Gander International Airport at about 7 a.m. Sunday, and to his disappointment neither Hawco nor Doyle were waiting.
Crowe posted a very lonesome-looking selfie with the sarcastic tweet, "Battling through the crowds for my public appearance in Gander, Newfoundland."
He followed that up with another selfie and tweet reading, "Guess I'm partying alone."
Battling through the crowds for my public appearance in Gander, Newfoundland. pic.twitter.com/MJBZ8mRD7C— @russellcrowe
Though it wasn't long after—perhaps when Doyle and Hawco were waking up—that they began to realize the party they were missing out on.
Alan Doyle tweeted back "@russellcrowe @allanhawco hawk...fire up the GTO. We've got fish cakes to deliver."
The exchange between Crowe, Hawco and Doyle was liked and retweeted thousands of times. So much so that it was trending on social media for some time.
And even though the back-and-forth between the three got quite the hype in the Twittersphere, that wasn't enough for Crowe, who likely missed out on a few beers with some old friends, and instead had to settle for a cup of coffee.
The coffee at the airport in Gander is better than Tim Hortons . Yes, @alanthomasdoyle I said that.— @russellcrowe
I love Newfoundland.... just sayin' . Wish I could be here longer .— @russellcrowe
Crowe was in Gander, partying by himself, for all of 43 minutes.
"I love Newfoundland... just sayin'. Wish I could be here longer," and "Leaving Gander. Thanks for everything," were his parting tweets.
Leaving Gander. Thanks for everything .— @russellcrowe