Kicker – Life imitates Elf

NICK EICHER, HOST: Life sometimes imitates art and sometimes it happens inside an airport parking garage.

If you’ve ever seen the 2003 movie Elf, you might remember the scene where Buddy the Elf meets his biological father for the first time.

It’s a silly film, but star Will Farrell makes this a touching moment.

CLIP: So I’m here now. I found you, daddy. And guess what, I love you, I love you, I love you!

Well, a big fan of this movie was able to meet his biological father and the reunion happened at Logan airport in Boston. And so he reenacted that scene—complete with elf costume.

The audio’s not great, but you’ll get the point.

AUDIO: I love you, I love you, I love you!

The father hadn’t seen the film so he didn’t get the joke. But the significance of the moment was not lost.

He embraced his son and said, “Oh my son, my boy!”

Here’s life that’s way better than art!

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Rebecca Taylor Henning via AP) Doug Henning, right, who was adopted as a baby, poses with his biological father after meeting face to face for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Logan International Airport in Boston. 

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