"Did you hear about Fred Willard?"

If you're like us, when someone said that to you with a look of grave importance on their face this morning, you thought, "Oh, no, please don't let him have done something to, near or about a kid."

And, happily, he didn't.

In fact, he did something that law-abiding grown-ups of all stripes do every single day. And he did it in a place that seems to call for that very thing. So while the naysayers among us may have seen this as a lewd act, a lot of folks on twitter knew far better.

Here are some of our favorite tweets defending, and even applauding, comedic legend Fred Willard.

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  • rob delaney

  • Albert Brooks

  • Caissie St.Onge

  • James Urbaniak

  • Tim Long

  • Karen Bergreen

  • Brian Lynch

  • grahamclark

  • John Fugelsang

  • Emily Donahue

  • billy eichner

  • BillCorbett

  • Josh Comers

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