The story gets better. Back in February I blogged about the day when Jack received the signed photo from Aaron (Part I here!) . Chris contacted Aaron on Facebook to say thanks and shared a link to my blog post. Aaron posted the link on his Facebook page and the response was amazing. My blog received thousands of hits and more than a dozen comments from his amazing friends. Aaron's post on Facebook generated over 90 encouraging and positive comments. Jack claims that Aaron has made him famous.
Some of the comments to my blog mentioned that there actually are Aaron Takahashi T-shirts. That was when I decided I would contact Aaron to personally thank him, tell him about the great comments to my blog and to see if I could acquire one of those T-shirts. He replied that based on the response on FB and my blog, Jack should have a T-shirt. He directed me to a site to find a color and the right size.
A few weeks later I got a message from Aaron that he had the T-shirt and was going to be sending it out shortly. It felt like the next day when I checked the mail and saw the package in the mailbox! I left all the mail in the mailbox and was waiting outside on a blanket with Chica and my camera when the bus pulled up.
I yelled for Jack to please get the mail for me. He seemed to ignore me, or look confused. I told him there might be a million dollar check for him. He said later he couldn't hear me. I guess Ben has better hearing.
Ben gets the mail, finds the package and calls for Jack.
At first he didn't really seem to know what it was. But the wheels were spinning as he was inspecting the package and then his face revealed that he was onto us.
Happiness and excitement set in.
The perfect color, the perfect fit. The perfect end to Part II of our story.
Of course Jack wore his T-shirt to school the very next day. There were a lot of questions from his classmates and friends. But I'm sure everyone agreed it was pretty sweet!
A big thanks once again to Aaron for being such a good guy and for taking the time to get this T-shirt for Jack. Thanks also to all of his loyal friends for supporting Aaron... and Jack too!!