Watch Josh Gad Surprise ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Audiences By Turning Up at Screenings

Audiences in the US attending screenings of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast were treated to a surprise in-person appearance by one of the film’s stars.

Josh Gad, who plays Gaston sidekick LeFou in the ambitious live-action adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film, dropped in at multiple screenings of the film and surprised audiences. The actor offered up a birthday hug, ate a couple’s popcorn, and even sang “Gaston” with the audience at one particular screening. Gad even paid a visit to customers at Walt Disney World Resort’s Beauty and the Beast-themed Be Our Guest Restaurant, where he provided a rendition of… “Be Our Guest”, of course.

Beauty and the Beast is currently in the midst of its worldwide rollout, and is already smashing box office records. The film opens in Australia on March 23.

Check out the videos from Gad’s Instagram account and one from Attractions Magazine below:

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