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Published on July 18th, 2012 | by Philip Bates


Sydney Telling, a six-year old girl from Seattle, has become an internet sensation after she asked Matt Smith if he is scared of the Weeping Angels at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. You have to watch it, frankly…

Matt’s reaction is just perfect, and is somewhat reminiscent of those tales you hear about Tom Baker acting like the Doctor whenever he was in the presence of kids. Many have used it as evidence as to why Matt is the Doctor.

Sydney, apparently, wants to be an actor when she grows up – but doesn’t want to appear in Doctor Who because some things are too sacred. She told

“When I was the star of the week in my kindergarten class, I wore my Doctor Who T-shirt and showed everyone my soccer and t-ball trophies.”

The moment has also been turned into an animated GIF, shared more than 70,000 times on Tumblr and over 4,000 times on Facebook. Her dad, Joel, said:

“It’s been really nice, our relatives and friends and strangers contacting us saying how proud they are of Sydney for being brave.”

Sydney’s been watching Who for two-and-a-half years now, and says Matt is her favourite Doctor. And after this encounter, I think he always will be.


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When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

One Response to Awwwww!

  1. avatar Spaceman13666 says:

    What can I say….. Matt Smith, top man. This is one of the reasons, even after 39 years of watching Who, Matt Smith is my Doctor. (Love it when she calls him Doctor, oh the eyes and mind of a six year old.)

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