Elijah Wood Dropped By A Fan's "Animal Crossing" Island To Sell Turnips And Was The Perfect Guest
Anyone who's been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons knows that turnips are both a blessing and a curse.
not me spending 380 000 on turnips........ daisy mae and sleep deprivation truly got to me pic.twitter.com/IyJq62suuZ— worms for brains (@gobcores) April 19, 2020
The best way to make bells (Animal Crossing money) in the game is by selling turnips, which you can only buy from a visitor named Daisy Mae on Sundays before noon. The idea is to buy as many as you can and resell for far more than you paid for them. It's referred to as the "stalk market."
go to sleep early so you can wake up to daisy mae, do it for her pic.twitter.com/BV0jMYqEXt— mila's trophy wife 🐉🏝💚 (@Iadyseiros) April 18, 2020
But here's the thing – not every island's shop buys turnips for a decent price. The ideal amount to sell them for is anything over 400 bells. So there's a turnip exchange system where people can find others with islands where they can sell them for a higher price.
That means that if it's close to the weekend and you still haven't sold your turnips, you're screwed, so people scramble to sell them. When Jessica posted on Twitter that her island shop was buying turnips for 599 bells, she received a very unexpected DM.
guys I tweeted my turnip prices and elijah wood just came to my island and hung out 😭😭😭😭😭 this is the best day in quarantine yet pic.twitter.com/H3mYJWnvgR
— jessa 🦋 (@directedbyrian) April 23, 2020
"I freaked out! I couldn't believe my eyes," Jessica (who goes by Jessa on Twitter) told BuzzFeed. "I thought it was such a random, sincere gesture. I couldn't believe it until he was really on my island and still responding to me." Jessica also said she's a fan, so "it made the surprise even better."
When Elijah visited Jessica's island, Ahch-to (named after the island from Star Wars: The Last Jedi), he also got to virtually meet some of her friends.