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Scroll down a bit. Right click on that GIF. Select “Save image as” and keep it somewhere safe. You’re going to need this GIF.

Nintendo had a guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aimé let Fallon play the upcoming iPhone game Super Mario Run. Fallon then asked Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto how well he performed, and that’s when the game development legend did this:

This is important.

Above: This is important.

Image Credit: NBC

That moment was instantly turned into a GIF by the official social media account for The Tonight Show. It’s like they knew what they had just created: the perfect response to any number of potential gaming announcements at trade shows like the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles or at Gamescom in Germany.

If you ever visit any gaming message boards — like NeoGAF or Reddit — or follow gaming people on Twitter, then you are probably going to see this GIF over and over again for eternity.

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