Twitter got a bit too excited over Tom Hardy reading a bedtime story on CBeeBies

Taboo star Tom Hardy delighted kids' TV viewers as he read Tom McLaughlin’s The Cloudspotter, a tale about a lonely little boy who makes best friends with a dog.

In the show broadcast today on CBeebies, Tom was joined in his rooftop nook by his own pet dog and “best friend” for a second time after his appearance on the BBC channel in December.

One viewer posted on Twitter: “Is it weird that my kids were already in bed so I watched Tom Hardy tell a bedtime story without them.”

Another wrote: “Yes I put the baby to bed and then watched the CBeebies bedtime story with Tom Hardy by myself with wine, what of it.”

One of a number of posts that described the short show as an ideal watch for Valentine’s Day added: “Bedtime stories on cbeebies with Tom Hardy. Times I wish I had a toddler. #happyvalentinesday.”

But it may not be the last fans will hear of Tom’s soft story-time tones.

As he came to the end of his story, the Mad Max star teased: “Get yourself tucked up and I’ll see you very soon for another bedtime story.

“‘Til then, night-night.”

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