So of course with a few clicks on google Chris was able to identify the actor, Aaron Takahashi, and found some of his other commercials on you tube. Another few clicks and Chris found him on Facebook and sent him a message saying how his boys were big fans. Jack began to beg for an Aaron Takahashi T-shirt. I told him I doubted they had t-shirts of him yet (no offense if you ever read this, Aaron). Jack told me I could make one and I should just go to t-shirts.com.
Aaron replied a few days later and and at that time Chris decided to see if he could work a miracle and perhaps get him to send a signed photo. It was before Christmas and Aaron said he would send one along but probably wouldn't make it for the holidays. Which, of course, was fine. Jack would be out of his head excited with any acknowledgment.
One day at the end of January I found a letter in the mail addressed to Jack and Ben. The postmark was from Los Angeles, CA. I knew just what it was and was so excited for the boys to get home from school. Unfortunately Chris was enjoying a long weekend skiing in Wyoming so he wasn't going to witness the excitement. But I had my camera ready to capture the scene.
So the boys came home from school and I waited for the right moment. I told the boys they got some mail and Jack came dashing over and grabbed the envelope from me. I thought for sure when he saw the postmark he would know right then what was inside the envelope. But I found out later he actually thought it was from Chris.
I think the following series of pictures pretty much captures Jack's excitement as he begins to realize what he had just received.
He then proceeded to run around and flail around on the floor for a while.
The boys were so excited about their personalized and autographed pictures. Doesn't Aaron rock?
Thank you so much Aaron!!! You made some boys incredibly happy!!