Beloved ‘New Girl’ character Schmidt lip-synchs to Rihanna

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with a clip of beloved New Girl character Schmidt lip-synching to Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” while in a fat suit?

Max Greenfield, who plays Schmidt, made the video while in prosthetics on set, and is goes from a simple, funny lip-synch to a dance number on a hill overlooking Los Angeles. In short, it’s beautiful.

The clip is old, but Greenfield’s costar, Zooey Deschanel, re-shared it on her site HelloGiggles, igniting a wave of nostalgia. We have no clue what prompted the re-share, but we aren’t complaining. Turn this on and try not to smile.

Screengrab via iamgreenfield/YouTube

Rae Votta

Rae Votta

A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.