'Arthur' character Mr. Ratburn is gay and the internet is loving it

'Arthur' character Mr. Ratburn is gay and the internet is loving it

Let us be one of the first to say: Congratulations Nigel and Patrick!

If we're getting ahead of ourselves, let us fill you in. Children's TV show Arthur made fans very happy on Monday when a new episode revealed one of its longtime characters to be gay and marrying a man.

In 'Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone', Arthur and his friends attend their teacher's wedding, thinking that Mr. Ratburn is marrying female rat Patty, whom they dislike. However, after attempting to intervene (those pesky kids), they realise that Patty is actually his sister and their educator is tying the knot with a chocolatier named Patrick..

Didn't get your invite to Nigel and Patrick's wedding? Not a problem, take a peek at the adorable wedding ceremony here:

The revelation brought people on social media out in their thousands, every one of them completely thrilled that the kid's favourite had taken a progressive stride that, shockingly, few other children's shows have. Let's take a look at the best reactions

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We wish you a long and happy life together, Nigel and Patrick!