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Mommies Meltdown When Tom Hardy Reads The Bedtime Story

Parents will recognize Tom Hardy as the tortured Bane in Batman or Max Rockatansky in Mad Max, but on New Year's Eve, he appeared in his most unconventional role yet: bedtime story reader.

Even though it was meant for the little ones, he captivated British moms and dads as he read the nightly bedtime story on the BBC's children's network CBeebies.

Dressed comfortably with his snoozing dog, Woodstock, Hardy read You Must Bring a Hat, by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley.

Even those without children tuned in just to listen to Hardy read - and they weren't disappointed! He committed fully to the book and seemed to really enjoy himself. He even did the voices!

British parents loved it and took to Twitter to compliment him on his bedtime story reading skills. Many asked him to return for more stories.

Believe it or not, CBeebies got the highest ever viewing numbers that night - probably thanks to the moms and dads who tuned in!

Here's a quick clip of Tom's excellent story reading abilities!

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