At approximately 7:24 AM yesterday, beloved Canadian and comedy treasure, Rick Moranis, was assaulted by a random attacker on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The surveillance video of the attack shows the assailant wearing a black “I (heart) NY shirt” as he passes by Moranis, before randomly striking him, and forcing him to hit the ground. According to a representative for Moranis, the actor sustained some injuries but is “grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.”
Earlier this year, Disney announced that Moranis would be returning after a 24-year hiatus from acting to appear in the fourth Honey, I Shrunk The Kids sequel, and thanks to Ryan Reynolds, he turned everyone’s 2020 around by appearing in a Mint Mobile commercial. After the video of this vicious attack spread on Twitter, Moranis’ name began to trend, thanks to users tweeting their determination to find the criminal responsible for hurting the world’s most beloved man. While the attacker may love New York according to his hoodie, it’s pretty safe to say that New York and the whole world does not love him back.
Actor Rick Moranis identified as victim of random attack on the Upper West Side https://t.co/zImshoat30
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 2, 2020
Ryan Reynolds apologized for reintroducing Moranis to this terrible year.
Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020. Glad to hear he’s okay.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 2, 2020
Chris Evans is ready to sign onto another Marvel movie where they find the guy who did this.
My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis. https://t.co/VXBbTjdDwa
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 2, 2020
We have bigger fish to fry right now.
Trump has Someone hit
COVID. RIck Moranis pic.twitter.com/BAVqcLwIP0
— 𝚂𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝙱𝚎𝚕𝚊𝚏𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚎 👻 (@Vnorman007) October 2, 2020
We all finally agree on something.
Twitter after hearing about Rick Moranis pic.twitter.com/MzB0lOjLtM
— Hex Alley (@Hexxalong) October 2, 2020
Truly….all of us.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 2, 2020
This guy stands no chance.
When the Internet finds the guy that punched Rick Moranis. pic.twitter.com/unu87WfVTD
— Day Dream Sleeper (@DayDreamSleeps) October 2, 2020
The largest task force alive.
Rick Moranis task force assemble
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) October 2, 2020
New York is especially not here for it.
If you are the lowlife scumbag who sucker punched Rick Moranis, you better turn yourself in to the cops before the rest of New York City catches up with your ass.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 2, 2020
Someone call Liam Neeson
The Liam Neeson speech from Taken, but for whoever punched Rick Moranis
— Alex Blagg (@alexblagg) October 2, 2020
And Keanu Reeves.
John Wick 4 should be Keanu Reeves hunting the guy who punched Rick Moranis
— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) October 2, 2020
Congress needs to approve immediately.
If we get a 2nd stimulus check I’m spending it on training my mind and body to find and end the man who punched Rick Moranis
— Big Supernaturals (@UweBollocks) October 2, 2020
We are eternally grateful for this man’s health and hope justice is served soon.
“He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes,” Rick Moranis’ rep says on random NYC attack https://t.co/v980dzmq6I pic.twitter.com/IHBz9YgBC5
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 2, 2020