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A Gift from Robocop, With Love

11.26.2010

On Thanksgiving there were many things to be thankful for. I was thankful for the fact that I didn't puke from eating so much damn food. Mashed potatoes are so awesome.

I'm also thankful when really cool things happen to really cool people, well in this case really cool little people. For Halloween this year, a little boy dressed up in a ROBOCOP costume that his dad made for him. The kid then ran around Detroit in his costume and his dad took pictures. Later the internet got a hold of this awesome event and it spread like wildfire.

Someone else browsing the internet saw the little ROBOCOP as well-- Peter Weller. Sometime last week a surprise came in the mail for little ROBOCOP. It was a signed photo of Weller as ROBOCOP with this written across the chest, "Gram- You are certainly the best ROBOCOP of all time!"

I'm thankful for really cool actors that take the time to make a kid's dreams come true. Gram will remember this for the rest of his life. Here's what his Dad wrote on his blog about receiving the photo:

"Seriously, how cool is Peter Weller? After seeing the photos of my son in the Robocop costume, he took time away from his acting (eight episodes of Dexter) and UCLA teaching schedule (as well his dissertation for the PhD he's earning in Roman and Italian Renaissance art) to send an autographed photo to my son. Signed ROBO!"

"When you've played a character as iconic as Robocop, you must grow somewhat weary of him after a couple decades. That makes it especially generous that Professor Weller did this for my son. Gram believes the real Robocop sent this to him, because that's exactly what we told him. It's already framed and on his bedroom wall."

"My daughter was insanely jealous. In fact, I've never seen her so jealous. "I'm sure Mr. Clooney just figured Wes Anderson would send you an autographed picture of the fox, kiddo," I told her. Eventually she got over it, and had to agree that getting mail from Robocop was about the coolest thing ever."

Check out the signed photo and the pics of little Robo around Detroit. To check out all the rest of the pics head here.

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Extra Tidbit: Anything cool like that ever happen to you?

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7:43AM on 12/03/2010

My little bro had an experience like this...

20 yrs ago, when my bro was nine (and going thru serious medical issues), he drew a picture of the cover of the book "IT" and sent it to Stephen King, who autographed it with a special note and sent it back to him. What a great dude, my bro still has it framed in his house.
20 yrs ago, when my bro was nine (and going thru serious medical issues), he drew a picture of the cover of the book "IT" and sent it to Stephen King, who autographed it with a special note and sent it back to him. What a great dude, my bro still has it framed in his house.
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6:56AM on 11/29/2010

VERY cool!

Thanks for a nice Monday morning pick-me-up!
Thanks for a nice Monday morning pick-me-up!
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4:49AM on 11/28/2010

I was feeling a little cynical this morning,

and this story really cheered me up. What a nice thing for Weller to do, and what a cool Dad! If and when I ever have kids I can only hope to take the time to do such things. BTW, according to the Dad's blog, the cops let the kid sit in the cop car. That was also a pretty cool thing to do. Great story all around.
and this story really cheered me up. What a nice thing for Weller to do, and what a cool Dad! If and when I ever have kids I can only hope to take the time to do such things. BTW, according to the Dad's blog, the cops let the kid sit in the cop car. That was also a pretty cool thing to do. Great story all around.
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3:31PM on 11/27/2010

Peter Weller is ACES in my book!

The little RoboCop costume is pretty sweet! That is REALLY cool! It's neat to see that some actors still appreciate their fans! AWESOME!
The little RoboCop costume is pretty sweet! That is REALLY cool! It's neat to see that some actors still appreciate their fans! AWESOME!
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10:27PM on 11/26/2010

WTF!

When I dressed up like Catwoman and sent those pictures to Peter Weller all that he signed was a restraining order!
When I dressed up like Catwoman and sent those pictures to Peter Weller all that he signed was a restraining order!
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9:20PM on 11/26/2010
Total awesomeness.
Total awesomeness.
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6:42PM on 11/26/2010

So cute!

So sweet and the costume is amazing. Really nice of Weller to do that.
So sweet and the costume is amazing. Really nice of Weller to do that.
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5:10PM on 11/26/2010
I love the "Stay out of trouble" at the bottom. Funny thing is, the kid doesn't even know what Robocop is; he just wanted a robot costume, if I remember right.
I love the "Stay out of trouble" at the bottom. Funny thing is, the kid doesn't even know what Robocop is; he just wanted a robot costume, if I remember right.
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2:44PM on 11/26/2010
"Let's Give the Man a Hand!!"
"Let's Give the Man a Hand!!"
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1:53PM on 11/26/2010

CLASS ACT ALL THE WAY...

How cool was that for Weller to do. Now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna go watch Robocop.
How cool was that for Weller to do. Now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna go watch Robocop.
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1:11PM on 11/26/2010
Thanks for sharing, Niki. Lil' (no pun intended) things like this really do wonders to lighten a day. Kudos to Peter Weller for taking time-off to give that kid a memory he'll remember forever, and go on to tell his kids one day. Awesome stuff.
Thanks for sharing, Niki. Lil' (no pun intended) things like this really do wonders to lighten a day. Kudos to Peter Weller for taking time-off to give that kid a memory he'll remember forever, and go on to tell his kids one day. Awesome stuff.
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12:18PM on 11/26/2010

Hell yeah

Peter Weller = better than you
Peter Weller = better than you
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9:48AM on 11/26/2010

peter's the man...

extra tidbit : does getting his coffee served by patrick stewart during an interview count ?
extra tidbit : does getting his coffee served by patrick stewart during an interview count ?
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8:59AM on 11/26/2010
That is one lucky kid! And another reason why Peter Weller is THE man. He's awesome, that Buckaroo Banzai.
That is one lucky kid! And another reason why Peter Weller is THE man. He's awesome, that Buckaroo Banzai.
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8:36AM on 11/26/2010

Peter Weller is awesome!

What a great little gesture. Something the kid will always remember.

I'm always wanting to see Peter Weller in more, it's been great seeing him in Dexter recently.
What a great little gesture. Something the kid will always remember.

I'm always wanting to see Peter Weller in more, it's been great seeing him in Dexter recently.
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8:29AM on 11/26/2010
This has cheered me up considerably and lists as another reason why I love Peter Weller.
This has cheered me up considerably and lists as another reason why I love Peter Weller.
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2:47AM on 11/26/2010

OMG cutest thing ever

Thanks for sharing. That is totally awesome.
Thanks for sharing. That is totally awesome.
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1:19AM on 11/26/2010
Great story. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Great story. Thank you for sharing this with us.
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1:07AM on 11/26/2010

Woah !!

that's awesome !!! really cool pics !!
that's awesome !!! really cool pics !!
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12:17AM on 11/26/2010
That kid is adorable. What a cool dad for making him that costume and how awesome of Weller to do that. You rarely get stories like this that are all good. Lets just wait to see who gives this a red box for some stupid demented reason, shall we?
That kid is adorable. What a cool dad for making him that costume and how awesome of Weller to do that. You rarely get stories like this that are all good. Lets just wait to see who gives this a red box for some stupid demented reason, shall we?
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