Celebrities, they’re just like us! I mean… doesn’t everyone totally lose their mind when presented with a sloth on their birthday?

Today the lovely Kristen Bell appears on Ellen and tells the story of her 31st birthday present from her boyfriend, Parenthood‘s Dax Shepard. The Veronica Mars actress apparently has always had sort of a thing for the furry folivores, and when she heard that Shepard had a surprise for her, she said she knew that it just had to involve a sloth. “I didn’t know how to process that … my entire life has been waiting for this moment, waiting to interact with a sloth,” she says.

But, overwhelmed by a storm of emotion, Bell crawled into bed in the throes of a full-fledged panic attack, which Shepard helpfully recorded and that she (very bravely) shared with the studio audience. And wow! It’s really worth taking a look, because it’s a rare sight to see a beautiful young actress lose their you-know-what so completely and allow the world at large to watch. (And, come on, doesn’t it make you love Kristen Bell more than you already did?)

Be sure not to miss the honest-to-god panic on her face when she thinks Ellen has a sloth waiting for her backstage.

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