In my opinion, this character divides the true Tolkien fans from the fake ones. You know who I'm talking about, the fans that say, "Thank goodness Peter Jackson cut out that Tom Bombadil character with all the silly songs." or the ones that say, "Yeah I read the books but I skipped over the Tom Bombadil chapters." NO! I'm sorry but it is not truly the Fellowship of the Rings without the Master or the singing!
Furthermore, in 2020 on several occasions, I felt like shouting-
"Ho! Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo!
By water, wood and hill, by reed and willow,
By fire, sun and moon, harken now and hear us!
Come, Tom Bombadil, for our need is near us!"