Dad Grants Son’s Birthday Wish to Get Walked Home By Jason Voorhees

Jason Voorhees Walks Kid Home
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Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear a hockey mask. A bloody hockey mask. Or they at least hire other people to wear one.

That’s what Sam Murphy did, all because his son had a slightly unorthodox birthday wish.

Sam lives in Devon, England, with his 12-year-old son, Carter, who has ADHD and a real affection for… Jason Voorhees, the monstrous horror movie villain from the Friday the 13th series (not the first one though, that was his mom). When Sam asked Carter what he wanted for his birthday, the kid said that he wanted to meet the horror icon.

So Sam scrambled. He found Tony Gartland, a local makeup artist, and special effects expert who was willing to don the mask and dress up as Jason, and arranged for the hockey mask-wearing monster man to pick Carter up after school.

“I spoke to the school about it and they said they didn’t want Jason waiting at the school gates so he had to be round the corner,” Sam said. “It was quite a nice experience, he was walking down the street holding hands with Jason. He has issues with touching, he won’t hold my hand.”

The duo went to Carter’s house, where Jason broke some of the rules. But you can do that when you wield a giant machete.

“Jason came into the house with his shoes on and Carter said, ‘dad, Jason left his shoes on’ and I replied, ‘well, I’m not telling him to take them off.'”

Carter brought him to his room and showed him all his favorite toys, with Tony staying in character the entire time. Eventually, it was time for Jason to leave. He had a killing spree to get to. But he left Carter with a souvenir.

“Carter hasn’t shut up about it, Jason gave him a t-shirt and he hasn’t taken it off since. I can’t get it in the wash.” No big deal. Bloodstains anyway.

Check out footage of Dad’s horror-based home-run:

Newborn Hilariously Stares Down Doctors Becoming the World’s Youngest Meme

Isabela Pareira de Jesus Glare Meme
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We all have bad days. They’re inevitable. Ironically, though, one of the worst has to be the day we’re born – the bright lights, the cold, all the poking and prodding from the doctors and nurses… it’s about as rough as transitions can get.

And while babies aren’t normally known for communicating their discomfort apart from crying, little Isabela Pareira de Jesus was caught giving her doctors one hell of a look to convey her displeasure immediately after her birth.

“Childbirth is a unique moment. I can only consider myself a blessed person,” said Brazilian photographer Rodrigo Kunstmann, who snapped the perfectly timed shot. “I feel like a lottery winner.”

Kunstmann’s Portuguese caption translates to: “Today is my birth and I don’t even have clothes for this.”

“She made the baby have contact with the mother at birth,” Kunstmann further explained. “But I only saw the expression on the baby’s face when I left the operating room.” And that was all he needed to get the iconic shot. Even Isabela’s mother, Daiane de Jesus Barbosa, instantly thought it was hilarious, saying she was “born a ready meme.”

Instead of crying, little Isabella simply glared at the hospital staff until her umbilical cord was cut. Her mother says Isabella is still practicing her facial expressions, wrinkling her forehead or furrowing her brow when she needs to be fed or changed.

Understandably, the photo has since gone viral with folks all over the world adding their own captions to the unforgettable shot.

86-Yr-Old Sinks 94-Foot Putt to Win New Car

86-Yr-Old Sinks 94-Foot Putt
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February 22nd is the anniversary of one of the greatest sporting events of all time.

No, I’m not talking about the 1980’s “miracle on ice,” when the United States Men’s Hockey Team defied the odds and defeated the vaunted Soviet Union on their way to the gold medal in the Olympics. No, I’m talking about something that happened just this past weekend, in Mississippi. It wasn’t on ice, but it was just as miraculous.

Unfortunately for the home crowd, the miracle had nothing to do with their basketball team, who got blown out by Alabama, 103-78. Instead, it had everything to do with an 86-year-old lady named Mary Ann who got the opportunity to win a new car from local Cannon Motors. But first, she had to sink a golf putt – into a hole all the way at the other end of the court.

That’s 94 feet away. Apparently, that’s no sweat for Mary Ann.

She stepped up to the golf ball, clarified exactly where the hole was, and calmly drilled a straight shot across the basketball court, directly into the target. The crowd went wild, air horns sounded, and the contest host was in disbelief as he announced she’d just won a 2020 Nissan Altima.

Not only did she leave with a new car, she even landed a hug from the Ole Miss mascot, which is inexplicably a shark? Even though it’s the Ole Miss Rebels?

Some questions simply can’t be answered.

Man Who Drove School Bus for 50 Years Gets Buried in Bus Casket

Glen P. Davis Bus Casket
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Glen Davis drove a school bus for 55 years. The Minnesota man was enormously proud of his profession. So proud, he used to joke he wanted to be buried in a school bus.

A few years before he passed, Jim Hindt, his friend and local funeral director, decided to make Glen’s joke a reality. He had his artist niece help create the perfect school bus casket.

“When we showed it to Glen, he was speechless, almost brought him to tears,” he told a local news station.

Davis loved it so much he used to show people pictures of it and even brought some to the funeral home to show them the creation in-person.

Pictures of the casket have since gone viral, and friends have told news stations he was a great ambassador for the community and would’ve taken pride in representing them until the end.

Davis died at the age of 88. He drove his bus for more than five decades, without a single accident. And for that accomplishment, along with a life of service, he deserves to go out any way he wants.

Father Figures: Never Know

“Sometimes he asks me to lie next to him until he falls asleep.

He’s 7 so he’s probably a little too old for that. But also he’s 7 so he probably won’t want to do this for much longer.

So even when I don’t feel like it, I do it anyway. And it’s worth it when he falls asleep holding my shoulder like this.

Never know when it’ll be the last time.”

– Joel Willis

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Check out the previous editions of Father Figures here.

Here’s How to Turn off Netflix’s Annoying Autoplay Feature

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Our long national nightmare has ended.

You ever flip on Netflix with the idea to browse, see if there’s a movie you were feeling, maybe watching something besides Friends for the thousandth time, and as you’re scrolling, you’re continually assaulted? Everywhere you move, if you linger for more than a second, sound and images begin playing. You didn’t press play, you didn’t select a program or a film, but Netflix is forcing you to watch something nonetheless.

This is Netflix’s autoplay feature, making viewers who don’t scroll quickly enough watch a trailer for the show or movie they’re stalled on. Stalled isn’t even the right word, because it starts playing immediately, you don’t even need to linger. It’s infuriating! And I am not the only one who thinks so!

Well, there’s finally a fix for it.

Earlier this month, Netflix finally responded to this annoyance and announced via their Twitter account that there was now a way to turn the autoplay feature off. Huzzah!

It’s simple, really, provided you don’t mind using a browser to access your account. Because you somehow can’t do it via your TV itself. Argh! But once you’re on their site, it’s pretty easy.

You just log in, click the drop-down menu on the upper right, click “Manage Profiles,” select the one you want (all of them, obviously!), and you’ll get an option to turn off the autoplay preview feature (YES PLEASE!) and to turn off the next-episode autoplay, in case you don’t want to lie in bed for 72 straight hours binge-ing. No judgment!

Kudos to Netflix for realizing this was an issue, and offering an easy enough fix for it. One wonders why they didn’t realize how annoying the autoplay feature was in the first place but they’ve been so good to us for so long, we’ll let it slide.

Ben Affleck Wants to Release the Snyder Cut

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Some movies can’t be fixed. But that doesn’t stop people from trying. Look, Justice League is not the worst movie ever made. It’s not Batman v. Superman. For one thing, there’s a lot less of Jesse Eisenberg’s ridiculous Lex Luthor and a lot more of Ezra Miller’s ridiculous Flash. For another thing, there’s an actual sense of humor. At least in the version we’ve seen.

If Zack Snyder superfans – and Ben Affleck, apparently – have their say, that could change. Maybe not the Lex Luthor/Flash stuff, but if Snyder’s previous output is any indication, definitely the sense of humor stuff.

For years now, the director’s fans have been clamoring to see the “Zack Snyder cut” of Justice League, which the director supposedly shot before having to leave the project due to the loss of his daughter. The movie was completed by Avengers director Joss Whedon, whose style is a lot less dour than Snyder’s, and who had already rewritten the script to add some levity and, dare I say, fun.

The resulting movie is not good, but whether that’s because it was the result of two directors Frankensteining different styles together or simply because the script and storyline – and the baggage from the aforementioned BvS debacle – is unknown. And it always will be, unless the mythical Snyder cut is ever released.

Ben Affleck wants the public to see it. While doing press for his forthcoming basketball redemption movie, Affleck told Cinema Blend his thoughts on the Snyder cut.

“I didn’t know about it. Zack was like, ‘Hey, they are doing this thing.’ And I said, ‘Zack, I love you, and I support you. However I can help you.’ I do think that movie, you know, having two directors is a very weird thing,” Affleck said. “And for ‘Justice League’, the director had a family tragedy. … and so you have a kind of cow’s body with a horse’s head a little bit with two directors a lot of times, for better or for worse.”

Lest it wasn’t clear, the former Batman added, “I do think Zack’s cut should be available.”

Affleck had previously tweeted #ReleasetheSnyderCut, the hashtag used by fans – and, on the same day as her costar, Gal Gadot – to pressure Warner Bros to let audiences see the “intended” version of the film.

Again, whether it’s better or worse than the Whedon-finished version is yet to be, or perhaps never to be, seen. I hope if it is ever released, Henry Cavill’s Superman keeps the mustache.

Plane Passengers Help Dad Make It to Father-Daughter Dance on Time

Plane Passengers Help Dad
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Flight attendants are saints. They routinely endure the anguish of cramped quarters, stale farts, and cabin pressure-induced earaches, just to keep your thirst quenched and pretzel cravings satiated. Some even go the extra mile to add some pizazz to safety briefings with jokes, songs or even dance routines.

But no one, especially Mike Good, frequent flyer and father to seven-year-old fraternal twins, foresaw such a demonstration of goodwill from the attendant and passengers on his flight home to Charlotte.

Mike was returning from a business trip in Nashville when a nasty thunderstorm delayed his flight. Back home, his twin daughters Lucy and Emily anticipated their dad’s arrival for that evening’s father-daughter school dance.

Mike did everything he could to ensure his punctuality, even convincing American Airlines to put him on an earlier flight. In doing so, he forfeited his assigned seating and was relocated to… [shudders]… the back row.

“I was still able to board early, so I got to talking to the flight attendant in the back and I told her I was going to be in the doghouse because I was going to miss my kids’ dance,” Mike said.

Scheduled arrival? 7pm. Time of dance? 7pm.

Mike’s wife was fully prepared to tag in as the plane began its descent into rainy Charlotte. The plane was even forced to circle the airport before landing.

“I was sure there was no way I was going to make it,” Good recalls. “I knew it would take me thirty minutes to get off the plane and then I had about a thirty minute drive from the airport.”

It seemed all hope was lost until the angelic voice of a flight attendant took to the intercom.

“She told everyone there was a dad in the last row trying to make his twins’ father-daughter dance and we’d really appreciate it if you’d let him off the plane so he can get there.”

And let him off the plane they did. After the plane taxied and the seatbelt sign faded, everyone on the plane remained seated, allowing Mike to quickly grab his belongings and make a mad dash for the exit, wishing fellow passengers a Happy Valentine’s Day along the way.

They even cheered him on, according to Twitter user Jenny Hale.

Mike made it to the dance at 7:50, to the surprise of his wife and daughters, and regaled the other dads in attendance with the story of his race against the clock. We applaud Mike for making good on his commitments, as well as the benevolent passengers who helped save the day.

Parents Bringing Home Adopted Newborn Get Impromptu Plane Baby Shower

Impromptu Plane Baby Shower
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Bringing home your baby is an emotional moment for everyone, and for one airborne couple, that moment is one they will never forget. Dustin and Caren were flying en route to California accompanied by their recently adopted newborn daughter.

Let’s be upfront with this; babies on airplanes are rarely stories that end well. As cliché as it is for business travelers to complain, it’s commonly understood now that no one is having a worse time than the parent. This, fortunately, is not one of those stories. It’s a story new dad Dustin shared on Twitter because it was such a positive experience. And it all started with a diaper change.

Dustin was in the back of the plane, completing one of his first diaper changes when the flight attendant and another passenger complemented his new daughter.

“(they) politely asked what had prompted a flight with such a young infant,” he wrote. “I gave them the shortened adoption story, to which they hastily offered congratulations, and shared a few more kind remarks.”

Shortly after the conversation, they heard an intercom announcement about a “special passenger.” It was about their daughter and how she was coming home that day. The airplane, mind you, usually, a hive of cynicism and general malaise, broke out in applause and cheers.

Then, an impromptu baby shower broke out, as flight attendants handed out napkins and encouraged passengers to share a few words of wisdom or encouragement for the new parents. More than 60 responded, leaving the happy parents with a scrapbook full of kindness and advice from the flight home.

The flight attendants then began reading some of the best suggestions. Dustin told the TODAY show that one of the notes was especially poignant.

“A person had written down they were adopted 64 years ago and ‘Us adopted kids need extra love.’ It was nice to have that person there who helped us realize everything will be fine,” he said.

He concluded his story by talking about how much the outpouring of love meant to them as new parents.

“The outpouring of love from that flight, brought on by the actions of two thoughtfully observant flight attendants… it exceeds my ability to describe what it meant to us. How much those wings and written notes uplifted two new parents determined to love their new daughter,” he wrote.

15 Crazy Facts You Don’t Know About the Original Ghostbusters

Crazy Facts About Ghostbusters
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Ok, We get it. You’ve read a bunch of these posts, like our crazy facts about Die Hard, and think you’ve heard it all. You know the Ghostbusters HQ is a firehouse in New York City. You’ve read about the fact that the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man almost didn’t make the cut and was comprised of suits, puppeteers and a ton of shaving cream.

So we set out to find the real gems. The cream of the crop. The stuff you’ll only find in maybe 1/3 of those posts at best. So let’s take a ride back in time and look at 15 crazy facts you never knew about the iconic film, Ghostbusters.

1. The original script would have cost an estimated $300 Million to produce… in the 80s

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The first pass of the script was much different than the movie we all know today. Writer and funnyman Dan Aykroyd’s initial concept was a darker, more futuristic ghost flick that saw the film’s characters travel through time and space to battle dozens of other-worldly spirits. Director Ivan Reitman, who was also charged with getting a studio on-board, estimated the grittier sci-fi version would have cost 10x as much as the classic that we all know today — and that was in the eighties.

2. A five-word pitch sealed the deal

“Ghost janitors in New York.”

Frank Price, then studio head at Columbia Pictures, green-lit the film on that basic premise. The fact that Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis were all already on-board probably didn’t hurt either. “The wisdom in town was that I had made a terrible mistake,” Price told Vanity Fair in an interview years later.

3. They only had one year to make it all happen

The studio gave Reitman, Ramis, and Aykroyd just 12 months to write, film, and release the picture so it would coincide with the summer movie season. Although an initial draft was already completed, the final production script would take the trio several weeks to nail down before they moved right into pre-production. It was a tight schedule, which obviously had a few implications along the way (See #8 and #9).

4. The cast almost included Eddie Murphy and John Candy

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When first writing the script, Aykroyd envisioned Eddie Murphy, John Belushi and himself as the three main characters, but after Belushi passed away, Bill Murray was eventually (see #5) tapped for the now-iconic role of snarky Peter Venkman.

As for John Candy, he was originally approached to play the role of Louis Tully, but a few obstacles prevented that from happening.

Candy envisioned a much different persona and also wanted the character to take a more starring role in the film. Wanting to keep their original vision for Tully, the filmmakers instead selected Rick Moranis. Not only was Moranis ready and willing to play the character they needed, but he also was able to wear his own threads. I mean, come on. He IS Louis Tully.

5. “But… I’m Batman”

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Michael Keaton was initially cast as scientist Peter Venkman. The role written for the late John Belushi was seen as a good fit for the newly popular Keaton. He auditioned and was cleared for the part until Murray expressed interest in the project and eventually replaced Keaton in the role. In the end, it’s all about who you know, and Murray knew Reitman from their previous work together in Stripes.

6. “Slimer” is an unofficial nod to John Belushi

While unable to star in the film, Belushi was there in spirit. Wanting to honor his late friend, Aykroyd brought to life the first apparition the gang would face: Slimer. The gluttonous ghost who provides plenty of comic relief is indeed an unofficial homage to the late, great Belushi. 

7. Sigourney Weaver’s audition was just her acting like a dog

Yep. Zero dialogue.

According to an interview years later in Rolling Stone, Reitman says Weaver instead acted out a scene where she turned into one of Gozer’s hounds, wildly snarling and heaving about the room. Reitman, both impressed and likely at least a little terrified, gave her the gig.

8. Sacrifices had to be made

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With a tight timeline to get the movie finished, special effects supervisors had to make some quick decisions to get the right shot. For example, the scene of Slimer spinning around the ballroom of the Sedgewick Hotel was actually just a peanut spray-painted green. Say what you will, but Bill Murray has openly criticized the sequel for focusing too much on the effects and not enough on the original comedic magic of the first film.

9. The was only one Ecto-1

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Again due to the rush placed on cast and crew, only one of the iconic retrofitted Cadillac Ambulances was designed for production. Typically movies with iconic vehicles have several backups, but budget and time restraints made that unfeasible this time around. Ironically, the vehicle went kaput during the final scene, but thankfully the print was in the can and production was wrapped… at least for the car.

10. Unsung …or Mis-sung Hero

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One man was tasked with creating several of the now-iconic gear featured in the film. Everything from the proton packs to that red and white Ecto-1 was crafted by Stephen Dane, a man hired by Reitman to help tell the story via the movie’s signature props. He was given just two weeks to complete it all, only to have his name misspelled as Steven in the movie’s credits.

11. You could actually call the Ghostbusters… at least for a while

“Who ya Gonna call?” Producers set up a toll-free 800 number prior to the movie’s release as a publicity stunt. The phone rang to a prerecorded message from Murray and Aykroyd. The number got so many calls though that it was eventually shut down. Now I’m really not sure who to call.

12. Who is Zuul?

That deep and disturbing voice is none other than Director Ivan Reitman, who during post-production was having difficulty finding the right voice talent. Running out of time, Reitman did the only thing he could think of: He deeepend his voice the best he could and gave it a go, and dare we say… nailed it.

13. Bill Murray didn’t get a check for Ghostbusters

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A $300 million dollar box office smash and the comedy all-star didn’t receive one cent. Ok… so maybe not in cash anyway. 

Murray’s deal with Columbia to do the movie was on an agreement that he’d be able to make his own passion project once Ghostbusters was wrapped and the studio would foot the bill. The Razor’s Edge, a film where Murray took on his first dramatic role, was released in 1984 ad was a flop at the box office, taking a loss of nearly $6 million. 

14. Jingle Jangle

The breakout hit theme song to the movie that had everyone saying “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts” caused quite a stir between its performer, Ray Parker Jr., and musicians Huey Lewis. Lewis sued Parker claiming the track was too similar to his own song I want a new Drug. The suit dragged on for over a decade before finally being settled, and although monetary figures were never released, Parker ended up countersuing years later claiming Lewis mentioned the suit in public and was bound not to do so by its terms.

 

15. Other Famous Faces

Beyond the obvious celebs we’ve already mentioned, there were a few cameos you may have either missed or forgotten. The first is Larry King. The longtime talk show host made his very first cinematic cameo in Ghostbusters. But wait… there’s more. Ron Jeremy, yes… that Ron Jeremy, also appears as an extra among a crowd of onlookers. He later went on to star in a porn parody entitled This Ain’t Ghosbusters XXX.

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Still hungry for more pop-culture listicles like this? Check out our previous list of crazy Facts You Don’t Know About The Simpsons.

Spielberg Won’t Direct Indy 5, so Why Is It Being Made?

Indy 5 Wont Be Directed by Spielberg
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There are many reasons a fifth Indiana Jones movie is a bad idea, not least of which is what happened the last time the gang reunited to a sequel. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a cinematic abomination and serves as exhibits A to Z for why resurrecting dormant franchises isn’t always the best idea. Especially when it’s been too long.

When Harrison Ford announced Indy 5 would begin production soon, there were a few things that might have made fans hold out hope, was the assumption that Steven Spielberg was coming back to direct. This seems like a foregone conclusion because obviously there is no Indiana Jones with Steven Spielberg.

Or is there?

The news broke Wednesday that Spielberg, the directing legend whose Raiders of the Lost Ark remains one of Hollywood’s greatest achievements, is stepping down from the directing chair for the Indiana Jones sequel, potentially handing the reins to Ford v. Ferrari director James Mangold. Mangold is a fine director, but even if he’s your favorite director of all time, this isn’t an easy pill to swallow.

Variety reported the news yesterday, stunning Hollywood with the idea that Indiana Jones would be in someone else’s hands for the first time in nearly 40 years. Mangold has yet to officially sign on, but he’s taken over franchises before, specifically when he helmed Logan, the last entry in Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine series, and one of the best comic book movies in recent memory.

The issue isn’t so much that Mangold may direct but that Spielberg won’t. Mangold is a good director with an appropriately masculine sensibility and a track record of solid, enjoyable movies under his belt. But this is a situation where the project was already questionable and now seems officially pointless. Does anyone really want to see Indy’s final chapter without the guiding hand of the man who made him a household name? One of the best arguments for making a fifth movie is for Spielberg to redeem the franchise, and himself, with a spectacular finish.

That is now impossible. Spielberg will produce the fifth movie, but someone else will direct it. And that’s almost as disappointing as learning you were named after the family dog.

Grieving Dad Receives Unexpected Hug From Toddler While on the Job

Video of toddler hugging grieving dad
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We’ve shared many good news stories of how small acts can have a major impact, but a recent post on Facebook proves once and for all the power your kindness can have on the lives of others.

Earlier this month, Lindsey Sheely shared an adorable video that has since been covered by news outlets around the world. It’s her 2-year-old son Cohen running to greet the pizza delivery man with a giant hug caught by the family’s video doorbell. While that alone would be worthy of a share, it’s what happened once she shared the clip on Instagram that has made the story spread around the web.

Last night when we got our pizza (and ranch) delivered, Cohen ran out to hug the delivery guy and tried to give him a kiss, too! 😂 We thought it was so sweet and funny, then realized that our doorbell might have caught the interaction on camera, and it did!! I hope it gives you a laugh and warms your heart like it did for us 🥰❤️ Even better, is that I posted this to my IG stories last night and somehow, it found it’s way to the man who delivered our pizza! Thank you, Ryan, for being so sweet with our little guy!Update: little did we know what Cohen’s hug to this stranger would mean. Someone showed Ryan the video I posted to my IG, so he messaged me, and I found him on FB so he could share the video. Through this, we found out that Ryan unexpectedly lost his daughter recently, and that hug from Cohen was a little blessing from God. I believe in divine appointments and know that Ryan was the one to deliver our pizza for a reason. If you feel inclined, please consider donating to his GoFundMe to help with funeral costs. My heart is so heavy for this family 😔 anything to help lighten the burden, I know, will be greatly appreciated ❤️https://www.gofundme.com/f/alyssa039s-servicefamily-travel-expenses?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1Thank you to RI Home Security for hooking us up with this doorbell that allowed us to capture this moment!!❤️

Posted by Lindsey Sheely on Sunday, February 16, 2020

The delivery driver in the video, Ryan Catterson, happened to see the post, sharing with the Lindsey and the world just how much that hug truly meant to him. Catterson’s 16-year-old daughter recently passed away after battling mental health issues, and the grieving father has been struggling with the loss each and every day. He shared in a comment “After losing my daughter this past week, it touched me because it was like she was there. It really just meant a lot to me.”

Lindsey later sharing in a post “That hug from Cohen was a little blessing from God. I believe in divine appointments and know that Ryan was the one to deliver our pizza for a reason.”

Catterson’s ex-wife, Danielle McCord, telling local affiliate ABC6 “It’s so easy to miss people and their internal pain,” adding “Even with our daughter, we didn’t know her pain. I can’t help but be grateful that someone saw his pain and could be there for him.”

A GoFundMe page was later established for Catterson which has already soared past its initial $5,000 goal, raising an incredible $28,000 and counting to help the family with final expenses.

While we’re not recommending everyone start hugging strangers they pass on the street, perhaps look around you those who may be struggling and find a way to let them know they’re not alone.

Let’s all care like Cohen.

Jenna Fischer Discusses the Note Jim Gave to Pam on The Office

What Was in Pam's Note from Jim?
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Few recent sitcoms have ingrained themselves into popular culture like The Office has. Picking up where Seinfeld and Friends left off, The Office – thanks to ubiquitous reruns and its presence on streaming apps – is all over the place these days, and it’s not even that far removed from when it was actually on the air.

Whereas Friends is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a reunion special this May, The Office ended only 6 years ago. Fans are still obsessed with the minutiae of the show and love to explore its nooks and crannies, like Michael Scott’s Michael Skarn movie, Threat Level: Midnight, which you can now watch on YouTube.

Not every mystery has been answered, but as the years go by, and the cast hosts podcasts about the show, more and more are being revealed. The latest one? What was on the note Jim almost gave to Pam in the teapot gift she got during their Christmas Yankee Swap.

Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey host The Office Ladies podcast, where they discussed the note, which Jim initially had inside the teapot gift, only to pull it out before he gave it to her. She didn’t actually get the note until the show’s final season.

Fischer said that only she and John Krasinski know what’s on the note because show creator Greg Daniels suggested that Krasinski write something personal to his costar. According to Fischer, he used the opportunity – which came during the show’s final season when, she said, “We were wrapping up filming, we were wrapping up the series, and we were all so emotional at that time.” – to detail what she, and their time making the show together, meant to him.

She says that the note felt more like John the actor saying goodbye to Jenna the actor, as opposed to Jim writing to Pam. The first time she read the note was on camera, which was a bit too much for her to handle. “The first take was probably not usable,” she says.

Tantalizing as the contents of the note may be to aficionados of The Office, Fischer said she’ll never reveal the exact contents. But “just know, it was perfect.”

Just like Jim and Pam’s relationship.