Louis Theroux reduced viewers to tears with his latest documentary, Drinking To Oblivion.
The star explored alcohol abuse in Britain in the BBC programme, meeting people who drink more than a bottle of spirits or several cans of cider every day.
Many people found the sobering documentary was upsetting to watch.
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The audience seemed to be particularly moved by 32-year-old alcoholic Joe.
He started drinking to oblivion after a break-up and losing out on a job he wanted, and Twitter fans were moved to tears for him.
Incredible insight by LouisTheroux into the hell that is alcohol addiction #DrinkingToOblivion. Moved to tears by Joe. Everyone should watch
-- Natalie Dye (@NatDTam) April 24, 2016
-- Andy Mallon (@andy_mallon) April 24, 2016
Louis himself seemed to suggest he was a little nervous of the reaction before the BBC show got started tonight.
-- Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) April 24, 2016
But he need not have worried about how it would be received, as Louis was soon the toast of social media for his sensitive storytelling.
Louis Theroux is a gift from God
-- issy campbell (@IssyCampbell) April 24, 2016
Louis Theroux is arguably one of the best documentarians of his generation.
-- David Greenhalgh (@ItsDGreenhalgh) April 24, 2016
Louis Theroux is proof that not all heroes wear capes
-- cj (@char_j0hn) April 24, 2016
Louis Theroux could murder my whole family and I'd be like "aye but he makes a cracking documentary though doesn't he?"
-- Jonny Fraser (@JonnyFraser95) April 24, 2016
Louis Theroux's ability to ask empathetic questions and not flinch at startlingly painful answers and situations is almost superhuman.
-- Mic Wright ? (@brokenbottleboy) April 24, 2016
There were even a few fans who weren't just satisfied with praising Louis' TV skills - they want to be his friend too.
Louis Theroux is amazing. I'm slightly in love with him; he's adorable in an awkward and fascinating way
-- Georgia (@negansgirI) April 24, 2016
I love Louis Theroux I want him to be my mate
-- Danny (@_DannyBrady_) April 24, 2016