This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.
Lady Gaga is a woman of many talents, obviously. She’s a singer, a performer, a songwriter, an actor — a bonafide star in pretty much every sense of the word.
Also, she is so good at folding things.
I first realized Gaga’s incredible folding prowess during the press conference for A Star Is Born at the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend. Before asking a question, one reporter handed Gaga a t-shirt from his outlet, The Queer Network. Gaga accepted the offering gracefully, because she is a movie star. Then, before she continued to speak into her microphone (also gracefully), she folded the shirt with such precision and skill, I gasped. Gasped!
Look at the precise way she tucks the sleeves under; the swift double fold. She doesn’t even look at the shirt while she is folding it, and yet the shirt is perfect. Any J.Crew location across the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) would be proud to feature that shirt on their precariously-arranged shelving displays.
I watched the video of Lady Gaga folding the shirt many times — so many times, in fact, that I began to hunger for even more video footage of Lady Gaga folding something. Luckily, as BuzzFeed points out, that footage is available. Turns out, Lady Gaga folded a Pride flag with equal dexterity during a stop on her Joanne world tour. (In the background, you can hear someone screaming “Queen of folding,” which is true.)
Be sure you’ve eaten a hearty meal before watching this one, because the crispness of those corners nearly made me pass out at my desk.
Anyway, if anyone sees Lady Gaga folding any more stuff, please let me know. Yes, it’s the one good thing I’ve seen on the internet during this particular week, but our journey doesn’t have to stop here!