You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their workspace, which is why people are absolutely scouring the bookshelves, floorboards, and window views of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s home office.
On Tuesday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases appeared at a virtual Senate hearing called “COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School.” But while Fauci was speaking about the coronavirus, at-home viewers grew a bit distracted by his office.
Piles of books, framed photos, stacks of paper, and more could be seen in the background behind Fauci. Outside a window, shelves of plants were even visible. A little greenhouse, perhaps? People were captivated by this glimpse into Fauci’s personal life, and they couldn’t resist sharing thoughts on Twitter.
Several people called on @ratemyskyperoom, the Twitter account dedicated to rating video call backgrounds in people’s houses, to provide an expert evaluation of Fauci’s office.
But in the meantime, others decided to give their own reviews.
Some called out what appears to be a tape deck/CD player on Fauci’s shelf and declared that his office was fit for a ’90s king. And others couldn’t seem to move past the dozens and dozens of books that surround him on a daily basis.
The overall energy of Fauci’s home office falls into real “chaotic good” territory, and those who found the infectious disease expert crush-worthy before only love him more after seeing the space in which he works.
Fauci’s home office is exactly as I imagine it would be and it’s sorta delightful. Pretty sure I had that tape deck/CD player on his shelf in middle school
— CeciliaKang (@ceciliakang) May 12, 2020
Of course Dr. Fauci’s cramped office is stacked with books even on the floor, couldn’t love him more
— Stefanie Iris Weiss 🔥 (@EcoSexuality) May 12, 2020
I would characterize Fauci’s home office as 90s professorial. Stacks of books, potted plants outside, CD player, paper everywhere, persian rug
— Jaimy Lee (@jaimy_lee) May 12, 2020
Liking Fauci’s home office more than Redfield’s
— Erik Wasson (@elwasson) May 12, 2020
I picture Fauci wheeling around his office on his chair referencing medical books from every corner, piecing together knowledge from the pages, while talking loudly to someone who’s on speaker, as a normal day in his office book-filled office. pic.twitter.com/FFpwginZRW
— Kimberly York (@kimkinetic) May 12, 2020
Dr. Fauci is currently at home in a “modified quarantine” after having a low-risk exposure to a White House staffer that tested positive for COVID-19.
We stan a modest office with big college professor vibes, natural lighting, and an organized mess. But Fauci, when you get a minute, we’re going to need a list of every book you own.