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The real John Lewis just got a lovely thank you gift from the shop John Lewis

The nicest man on the internet.

YOU WANT TO know who the most patient man in the world is? It’s John Lewis.

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The American dad of four who owns the @johnlewis Twitter handle fields hundreds and hundreds of queries meant for the department store each year.

They ramp up spectacularly around the time of their annual Christmas ad, but he’s always ready for them:

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His laid-back approach to re-directing irate customers and fans alike to the real John Lewis account (@johnlewisretail) has made him a minor internet celebrity.

(His fellow John Lewises also send their support.)

This year, as a thank you for acting as an unofficial receptionist, the shop sent John Lewis a huge thank you package.

There was a specially embroidered cushion referencing his Twitter bio:

Along with a cuddly Buster, the boxer dog from the ad, and tons of Christmassy bits and bobs:

Aww. Until next year, real John Lewis!

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