Think of obscure birthday presents, and what comes to mind? US star Kristen Bell definitely received a strange gift from her husband for her 31st birthday but what happened when it arrived was even more bizarre.
Kristen’s fiancée Dax Shepard rented his other half a pet, but not your average cat or dog, or even hamster. No. Dax paid for Kristen to get a visit from a sloth.
What he didn’t realise was that Kristen would guess the contents of the gift before she opened it and in the process become overwhelmed with emotion.
The actress confessed to always wanting a sloth and she burst into floods of tears on her bed.
Kristen explained the incident on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, during which a clip was shown of Dax filming a sobbing Kristen.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star told Ellen that she is an extremely emotional person and regularly sobs if she is too upset or too excited.
She said, “If I'm not between a 3 and a 7 on the emotional scale, I'm crying ... , I start to have a full-fledged panic attack."
Ellen then played a trick on Kristen by announcing that they would bring out a cute sloth from back stage, which immediately made her guest well up with tears.
Will sloths become the new celebrity must-have pet?