George Takei eats gelato in Baltimore

Actor George Takei, left, poses with Peter Childs, an employee of Pitango Gelato in Fells Point. (Courtesy of Pitango Gelato.)
Actor George Takei, right, poses with Peter Childs, an employee of Pitango Gelato in Fells Point.  (Pitango Gelato)

Social media darling  George Takei isn’t just about cat memes and activism — he also likes gelato!

The former “Star Trek” actor beamed into the Fells Point branch of Pitango Gelato on Saturday, where he ordered a Chocolate Noir sorbet and gamely posed for pics with employees, a manager tells us.

He was in Charm City to narrate the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s “Sci-Fi Spectacular.”

Why aren’t we surprised that Takei, whose online persona mixes topical humor with his activism, is just as adorable IRL?

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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Emily Heil · February 24