The US goalkeeper is currently on summer vacation before meeting up with his Everton teammates for preseason, but that doesn't mean Howard has stopped making dramatic, last-second saves.
Following his heroic 16-save performance against Belgium, Howard was recently welcomed home by one adoring fan who, let's just say, was feeling a little too much love for Howard, and understandably so.
Handshake: check. Nothing wrong with that. But invade Tim Howard's personal bubble and go in for the around-the-neck hug? You've officially become just another #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave meme.
It's a funny moment, where the fan in question only realizes after Howard rejects his advance, that he was probably be a little bit too weird.
Howard's rejection of hug reminds us an awful lot of Victor Bernardez's cheek-kiss snub from earlier this year.
Remember, star athletes are people, too. And you wouldn't want some random stranger on the streets giving you a hug or a kiss on the cheek, would you?