Now that’s festive! An adopted man met his biological father for the first time and the "Elf" movie inspired him to dress up like Buddy for the big moment.
Doug Henning and his father Raul met for the first time at Boston’s Logan Airport (after getting all-clear COVID-19 tests), according to a report from BBC News.
The duo had found one another through Ancestry.com a few years ago and eventually managed to get in touch.
While the father and son had been video chatting together for several months, this year’s Thanksgiving holiday was their first face-to-face meeting.
To break the ice, Henning wore an outfit inspired by Buddy the Elf, and sang an iconic song from the Christmas movie.
"I'm here, with my dad. And we never met, and he wants me to sing him a song!" he sings, while jumping up and down.
Henning’s father initially appears to be a little confused by the one-man-show, as he’d not actually seen the movie before!
“[He] probably thought I was a lunatic" the Maine-resident told Boston.com, adding, “it was a really good way to break the ice."
The meeting was captured on camera by Henning’s daughter, 11-year-old Finley. It has since been widely shared on social media sites.
The inspiration for the festive getup was the movie “Elf,” during which Buddy the Elf travels from the North Pole to New York in search of his biological dad.
While his father hadn’t seen the movie upon their meeting, the family have since watched it together. Aww!