Today is the joint birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! We love those adventuring hobbits, doing all those things that hobbits aren't supposed to do. In fact, now that we think of it, Frodo and Bilbo share quite a few attributes, some of which are very hobbit-like and some of which are not. The fondness for pipeweed displayed above is decidedly hobbit-ish. Below you'll find a few more striking similarities....
They both prefer a good walking stick on a trek through the Shire and anywhere else the road may lead them...
They both seem to get a little drunk at parties, though Bilbo prefers to give speeches and Frodo likes a good dance.
And they both have the very un-hobbity distinction of being great with glowing, magical swords.
More oddly, they both seem to really enjoy making tea for their old friend, Gandalf. (Well, we'd make Gandalf tea, too.)
What else do Bilbo and his nephew have in common? (Besides being integral to saving all of Middle-earth?) And could this have anything to do with why we love them so much? Discuss!
And happy birthday, Bagginses!
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