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Following his behaviour at the 2022 Oscars, Will Smith took a social media hiatus. He returned to Instagram to upload a video of himself and his son Trey Smith coming across a "huge ass spider."

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The father-and-son team in the video observed that a large tarantula was only a few feet away from them in the late-night hours of August 20. Will says, "What the hell," as the video is being recorded. That spider is huge, man.

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Trey or someone else in the video adds, "That's a tarantula," to the conversation.

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Then, 53-year-old Will laughs and demonstrates his feet, remarking that he is standing up on a chair to get off the ground where the spider is moving around. "Posting this from a Holiday Inn," he wrote as the video's caption.

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Savvy Amusing, a comedian, wrote, "Yaw safely got that out good thing you seen it dude you would of been Peter Parker in the a.m." in response to Jamie Foxx's three laughing/crying emojis on the post.

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Adrienne, the Red Table Talk host "Will's mother-in-law Gam" Norris added her two cents, saying, "When y'all get through, come get the one in my yard! Please and thanks! It's a friggin jungle outside!"

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Will appeared to be testing the social media waters just the day before by releasing a video of a young gorilla prodding a giant adult gorilla. In the video, the young gorilla approaches the adult gorilla with trepidation and pokes its back before scurrying away.

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The adult gorilla chases after the baby gorilla in rage when he repeats the behaviour. "Me attempting to get back on social media," said the caption of the video.

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Support for Will was rapidly expressed in the post's comments section by readers. We'll be happy to have you back, man! said one supporter. "You have been missed! Everyone experiences bad things. Like the rest of us, you are a human being. WILL, COME BACK!"