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Rainn Wilson Shares Heartfelt Note From ‘The Office’ Fan

The Office may’ve ended in 2013, but the impact the sitcom has had on audiences is clearly unforgettable – just ask star Rainn Wilson who recently received an incredibly moving note from a fan….

The actor, who portrayed the iconic Dwight Schrute on the show, took to social media to post a photo of the note, written on a napkin. He received it while travelling through Portland International Airport:

“The Office got me through some of the darkest days of my life. I can’t thank you enough for that.”

The note was signed by a flight attendant named Melanie from Alaska Airlines.

“I didn’t even see who dropped this on my lap at the PDX airport, but I greatly appreciate the sentiment, flight attendant Melanie of Alaska Airlines,” Rainn captioned a picture of the note. “So humbled to be a part of a show that affected, touched, comforted and inspired. And continues to do. It’s so f***ing rare. A continuous thank you to the whole Office family, cast, writers, crew and especially AUDIENCE!”

Rainn casually added, “this not an open invitation to give me notes on napkins!”


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Actor Melora Hardin who portrayed Jan Levinson in the sitcom, was clearly moved by Rainn’s post. On Instagram, she commented: “So beautiful. So grateful to be able to bring joy through our work! Amazing.”

The Office, which also starred Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, Jenna Fischer and many others, ran for 14 seasons from 2005. It received countless Emmy, Golden Globes and SAG nominations including three nods for Rainn in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category. The series did win several awards, including Outstanding Writing at the 2007 Emmys, Outstanding Directing in 2009, two Teen Choice awards for Steve Carrell plus more!

(Feature Image Credit: Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

*Note this article was originally published on January 21, 2024. It has been reformatted and republished on February 21, 2024. 

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.