The Simpsons fans celebrate Homer Simpson’s 65th birthday on Twitter

Homer’s birthday got trending on Twitter after Joseph Gordon-Levitt shared a pic of the character’s driver’s license

The Simpsons fans celebrate Homer Simpson’s 65th birthday on Twitter 1

Several The Simpsons fans have taken to Twitter today to celebrate Homer Simpson’s 65th birthday.

Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is apparently a huge fan of the long-running Fox animated series, got Homer’s special day trending after he shared a photo of the character’s driver’s license on Twitter, complete with his “05-12-56” birthdate inscribed on it.

Gordon-Levitt’s post has led fans to share their own birthday greetings for Homer, who has served as a comfort character and an inspiration to many. And since the Simpsons patriarch is known for his love for donuts, many fans have wished his birthday to be filled with his favorite sweet treat.

And even though the official Guinness World Records’ official Twitter account doesn’t consider Homer the world’s best dad, a number of fans actually see him as “animation’s greatest father” and “the king of all dads”.

As mentioned above, Homer’s in-universe age is 65. However, some fans thought that the character was older, probably around 38 when the series launched back in 1989.

The birthday greeting posted by The Simpsons’ official Twitter account, however, seems to remind fans that Homer, just like every character in the series, never ages ― no matter what his driver’s license says.

Named after the father of series creator Matt Groening, Homer was raised on a farm by his parents Abraham and Mona Simpson. Though Homer has proudly grown into a selfish, greedy, and ignorant man, he’s also a man of simple pleasures. He is a devoted husband to his wife Marge and tries his really best to be a good father to Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.

New episodes of The Simpsons air every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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