I have always loved Tim Gunn’s attention to detail and kind heart. But when an extremely stylish, well put together man—in a very expensive suit nonetheless—shows no hesitation in getting down on the floor to help a little animal find his ball (as his ear is being licked), makes me love him all the more.
Animals (in my experience) and how people interact with them are the true test of a pure heart. And often I’ve found animals avoid people with negative energy and are instantly drawn to those with positivity and a genuine spirit.
I am so glad the editors decided to leave this clip in. It was honestly the most telling thing I’ve ever seen Tim Gunn do.
I met him at a book signing a few years ago. Absolutely charming. I apologized and told him I was really nervous, and he threw his arms up and said “Don’t be nervous! It’s just me!” Tim’s just the best.