Sarah Paulson Fangirls Over Madonna at the Met Gala 2017.

Sarah Paulson attended the Met Gala in New York City yesterday and her night started out pretty normal (for a celebrity attending a red carpet event anyway).

The actress/Ryan Murphy muse was posing for pictures on the red carpet when she realized that Madonna was posing for pictures right behind her:

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And she appropriately freaked out:

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Then, Paulson pulled herself together enough to strike up a conversation and ended up offering to hold Madonna’s mesh shawl, ET Online reports. You know, as you do.

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The whole thing was gloriously awkward and adorable.

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Whoever said “don’t meet your heroes” clearly never saw Sarah Paulson meeting Madonna, because everything about this encounter was perfect.

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