On Sunday, one Chicago local got the surprise of a lifetime when Denzel Washington knocked on her front door. The 62-year-old actor was looking for directions for a restaurant nearby when he ran into a group of people who told him he had a big 86-year-old fan, Juanita Hubbard who lived just across the street. Naturally, he had to meet her.
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“This really made my grandmother and family’s day. It’s not too often you see a legend come through the hood and shoot the breeze,” Hubbard’s granddaughter wrote on Facebook. “That was my grandma ‘Boo Thang’ for those 10min.”
The video was posted by Hubbard’s family and it shows the grandmother chatting with the actor. The Oscar winner was dressed pretty casual in a black button down shirt with a matching cap. He posed for photos with some neighbors too and this sweet encounter has been shared more than 40,000 times on social media.
“I used to come here when I was 5, 6, 7 years old. Right up the block,” Washington is heard telling the group in the video. “I’m regular folk…I’m right here. I’m not from Chicago, but I’m here unafraid.”
So practically, this woman got the surprise we have been hoping for since our teen years? Like, we’ll get to the door, and it will be none other than *insert favorite celebrity or celebrity crush here*.
What would you do if your favorite person showed up at your doorstep?