Leslie Jordan cherished Instagram and it cherished him proper again


Scrolling by way of Leslie Jordan’s Instagram account may make you smile, chuckle, and, now, cry.

Following the demise of the comedic actor Monday on the age of 67, many have been flocking to his verified account to share their grief.

It appears solely acceptable given Jordan’s prolific use of the social media platform.

In the course of the peak of the pandemic, he introduced pleasure to so many along with his trademark greeting, “Well s**t. How y’all doing?” delivered in his basic Southern drawl.

Instagram introduced Jordan extra fame and supplied his viewers a platform to attach with a sassy, humorous, uncle-type many wanted throughout a darkish time.

Jordan informed the Washington Publish in 2020 that he had returned from California to his native Chattanooga on household enterprise and determined to remain to shelter in place along with his family members.

“I would much rather be hunkered down with my family,” he mentioned on the time. “My mother is 94, I have an identical twin sister – it’s like a Tennessee Williams play. We’re all here.”

The need to be shut – however not too shut – to household felt relatable to many.

“I took a little place nearby, an Airbnb nearby, because I thought, ‘I cannot, at 65, move back in with my mother.’ So in the evenings I come over here,” he quipped.

The “Call Me Kat” star informed Tulsa World in 2021 that he posted twice a day for 80 days.

“A friend called from California and said, ‘You’ve gone viral,’” Jordan recalled. “And I said, ‘No, I’m fine.’ And he said, ‘No, you are viral.’”

He would quickly study what that meant. Jordan grew an Instagram following of almost 6 million individuals over who reveled in his jokes, observations and tales.

In a single video from 2020, he sits on his kitchen counter making an attempt to meditate and delve into his thoughts earlier than giving up.

“Holy s**t,” he joked. “I don’t want to be up in my mind. It’s like a bad neighborhood honey, you do not want to be there alone.”

Jordan appeared to take pleasure in his antics as a lot as his viewers.

He informed CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “You’ve got to have fun, you’ve got to keep your spirits up. You’ve got to laugh. You’ve got to help one another.”

Jordan’s last put up earlier than he died, posted Sunday, gave some chills in mild of what was to come back.

It featured him singing a hymn with artist Danny Myrick.

“When the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there,” they sang collectively.