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The jaw-dropping man who helped make missionary age change viral

October 12, 2012
source: The Daily Universe

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MR says: An interview with Josh Hanson, the face of President Monson's announcement last week after his look of surprise became a meme.

Josh Hanson’s jaw dropped even before President Thomas S. Monson finished making his announcement Saturday. As President Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, lead into the big policy change on missionary ages, Hanson could tell something big was about to happen. As the reality of what he was saying sunk in, Hanson’s jaw unhinged and froze into a face that openly showed the reaction of many who were listening as intently as he was.

“I had that expression on my face for a few minutes,” Hanson said. “You knew it was coming, and you’re like ‘oh my gosh, is he actually doing this?’”

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