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The Angelus channeled Guardians of the Galaxy with a new animation before the RTÉ News tonight

This is… the future.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN banging on for years that the Angelus needs to modernise and move beyond people mournfully staring out of the window for a minute before the Six One starts.

Back in 2015, RTÉ announced that they would indeed be revamping it, but tonight something very different took place:

A cartoon tree creature was crawling around the forest as the famous bongs played

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Brave new world.

The immediate reaction of everyone at home? “WHAT just happened?”

He looks and acts a bit like Baby Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy series

maxresdefault Source: Disney

Both appear to be adorable tree-like figures

groot Source: RTE

You’re almost expecting him to come out with “I am Groot.”

We’re now declaring this The Groot Angelus

A star is born

groot2 Source: RTÉ

This just makes the very concept of The Angelus even more confusing than normal

What’s planned for Monday? If a Chris Pratt lookalike appears in full Guardians of the Galaxy cosplay then we know something is up.

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