Looking for a word that would describe how excited a child would be meeting their hero and so overcome with the excitement they cannot form coherent questions or sentences. That the child would not understand the complexity of their hero's life.
(of a person) experiencing a sudden feeling of awed delight or wonder.
‘A world before which one has to relearn how to look, with the large wide-eyed gaze of a wonderstruck child.’
Not exactly a single word, but I offer this at the request of some rando:
giddy with excitement
They appear in a single context in the following:
APOLLONIUS OF RHODES
Jason and the Argonauts
Though crowds of giddy citizens had gathered round them, the heroes shone like starlight between clouds. The men who watched them marching under arms stood wonderstruck and muttered to each other... (Emphasis added.)
Yes, I found the Golden Fleece. It's epic.
Im suggestion word is "keen" it preferably express more excitement.