Fans were left in tears after Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc and Marty in the film Back to the Future, reconnected at New York Comic Con. See the video of their get-together here:
Fox, 61, had gone out onto the stage first at the event, which took place on Saturday, October 8, and had stopped for a moment in the middle of the stage to treat spectators to an air guitar version of Marty McFly’s moves from the movie’s famed ‘Johnny B. Goode’ scene.
After Lloyd had joined him, he and Lloyd gave each other a bear hug before sitting down on the couch to answer questions from the audience.
Fans were left in tears after seeing the emotional reunion. The reunion brought together the stars of the popular science fiction film from 1985.
Carl Mitchell, a fan, uploaded the video on Facebook and posted the following caption with it: “Back To The Future reunion at New York Comic Con. So sad to see Michael J Fox like this but he’s such a fighter. That hug with Christopher Lloyd so emotional.”
As soon as the clip was reshared throughout social media, it quickly gained widespread attention. One user commented on it via Twitter: “I’m not crying, you’re crying.”
Someone commented: “Simply the best. I tried to hold back the tears, but it didn’t work. Love these two. Michael J Fox is simply just the most amazing human. Christopher Lloyd oh my heart.”
Another wrote: “The most beautiful and heartwarming video that will bring tears to your eyes. #michaeljfox is a hero, courageous and an inspiration. His friendship with Christopher Lloyd never has faded.”
A great number of people have lauded Fox for his ‘heroic’ demeanor in the face of his Parkinson’s disease, which he was diagnosed with in 1991. Parkinson’s is a disorder of the brain that can result in symptoms such as shaking and rigidity.
One user said: “I have 3 gens of Parkinson’s in my fam, and the internal self-consciousness and external stigma are real. Michael J. Fox is a hero. This brought tears of joy to my eyes.”
Another: “My father-in-law battled Parkinson’s for many years before passing away a few months ago. It is brutal. The effort, determination & courage on display here by Michael J Fox brought me to tears. Massive respect for him.”
In an interview with AARP from the previous year, Fox expressed his profound appreciation for the opportunities that had been presented to him.
He shared: “People often think of Parkinson’s as a visual thing, but the visuals of it are nothing.”
“It’s what you can’t see – the lack of an inner gyroscope, of a sense of balance, of peripheral perception. I mean, I’m sailing a ship on stormy seas on the brightest of days.”
“I’m really blunt with people about cures. When they ask me if I will be relieved of Parkinson’s in my lifetime, I say, ‘I’m 60 years old, and science is hard. So, no.
“Some days are a struggle. Some days are more difficult than others.
“But the disease is this thing that’s attached to my life – it isn’t the driver.”
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