Tim Allen recently took to Twitter to share a Home Improvement throwback, and the post has drawn in many social media users. In a tweet, Allen shared a photo of Wilson, who was the next-door neighbor to Allen’s Tim Taylor on the classic ’90s sitcom. In the photo, Wilson is jokingly referred to as the “Social Distancing Champion” from 1991-1999.
In his caption of the post, Allen referred to Wilson as his “dear old friend.” Appearing in nearly every single episodes of Home Improvement, the beloved Wilson was played by actor Earl Hindman. Fans of the show will remember that the Tim and Wilson’s yards were separated by a tall wooden fence, which they would talk to one another over when Tim needed Wilson’s sage advise. Notably, one of the show’s most famous running gags was that the the bottom half of Wilson’s face was always hidden by the fence.
My dear old friend. pic.twitter.com/RNTCXvoRm0
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) April 8, 2020
Sadly, Hindman passed away in 2003, just a few years after the show aired its series finale. He was 61 years old at the time of his death. Ever since Allen shared the post, many of his followers have replied to it, expressing how much they love the post. Scroll down to check out some of the comments!
All time tweet for the moment and
— StopPanicking (@IllMortalDeity) April 9, 2020
And to this day, many years later, he is teaching us with his wisdom❤ Stay safe Tim! 🤗
— Gina H (@GinaH89) April 8, 2020
— TJ Fresh (@Dope_Fresh23) April 8, 2020
A man so great they named him twice 👌🏻 Wilson Wilson pic.twitter.com/prU2YN0bth
— 🔸Chris🔸 (@chrisamillions) April 8, 2020
@ofctimallen I just finished the final episodes of Home Improvement last night, and will now begin re-watching Last Man Standing. Thank you, sir, for all of the laughs. 👍
— Stedavlyn (@stedavlyn) April 8, 2020
Good thing they filmed that from your side of the fence.
From Wilson’s side, folks would just see the top of your hair.
— HeckSpawn (@HeckSpawn) April 8, 2020
I was honored to work with him and had some of the best laughs of my lives hanging out with him!!! He was the sweetest nicest man you’ll ever want to meet and absolutely hysterical!!! Rest in peace my friend🙏
— Jim Labriola (@hahajim) April 9, 2020
Hidey ho neighbor pic.twitter.com/J2xrkkyKsb
— Paul Bartlinski (@paulbart88) April 8, 2020
I loved that show Tim. I have the exact same mac tool box that was on the tool time set. Yours and Wilson time was great. Voice of reason.
— T Shaw (@Shawn65021754) April 8, 2020
Wilson!! I loved Home Improvement!! I can now share it with my children as well as watching Last Man Standing together!
— Amie (@ASkalla7) April 9, 2020
Try again. He may be a close second but there is a clear winner. pic.twitter.com/OBsi3vFGhI
— Aaron Ladd (@JAaronLadd) April 9, 2020
Thanks for the morning smile Tim, and for all the laughs over the years. The scene where you dropped that beam on your hit rod was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, i still laugh just thinking about that wagon being turned into a hot dog bun wrapped around that I beam.
— jw326 (@Jwd326) April 9, 2020