Yes, I am a child of the Sixties. Which means I was a teen of the Seventies.
Which also means I grew up watching "Happy Days".
Which therefore means, at the tender age of 14, I fell in love with The Fonz. I watched that show every week, wishing desperately I was the coolest guy on earth's "main squeeze". I dreamt of holding tight onto his leather-clad torso as we peeled away into the sunset on his souped-up motorcycle.
My love of Fonzie didn't end with Happy Days. I laughed at "Night Shift", cried during "An American Christmas Carol" each holiday season, and tried to catch whatever else Henry Winkler happened to be in. To me, he is like a teddy bear; I just wanna hug the incredibly nice guy.
Instead, today HE hugged ME.
Oh and kissed me. Twice.
And during that long-awaited hug, he whispered into my ear, "Mmmmm. You smell good." In that SAME voice... oh my.
I was in heaven. It doesn't matter to me that I had to wait 36 years. It was worth it.
I told him I grew up with him. He responded with "And you grew up wonderfully..." in that smooth way that makes me melt....
No this wasn't a dream.
It was the World of Wheels car show, and he was the special guest. When I heard he was coming to town, I KNEW I had to met him. So I went early, and parked myself at his booth to wait the hour before he was scheduled to appear.
I was first in line... and found myself shaking with excitement and nervousness by the time he appeared.
Thank you Fonzie... you are still the coolest guy on this earth. And tonight you made my dreams come true.
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