And yet San Diego Comic-Con didn’t implode on Friday when the two finally crossed paths after stanning each other on the internet, and we’re all the better for it.
Miranda caught on quickly, easily matching her level of enthusiasm.
The fast friends then embraced and promptly gushed about their already-established love for each other.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever seen two total strangers scream ‘I Love You!!’ at each other across a crowded room but this is the picture we took right after we did that,” the “Mary Poppins Returns” star wrote of the duo’s selfie.
Bell is, of course, a die-hard fan of Miranda’s Tony-winning musical, even posting a 2017 video of her singing a song from the production that, well, blew us all away.
Now, all we need is an official collaboration and then we’ll let this go.