George Takei really is amazing. Several years ago I was running the ToonSeum, a cartoon art museum in Pittsburgh. We were having our big annual fundraiser and I heard George and Brad Takei were in town filming. So on a crazy whim I sent them an invite via email. I didn’t expect a reply. Well they replied that they would love to attend! I didn’t tell a soul they were coming, I was afraid they might not show and if they did I didn’t want it to be overwhelming. Well, not only did they show, they spent hours with us. They posed for photos, shook hands, talked about the importance of the cartoon arts and more. It was one of the most memorable nights of my life. They have been back to Pittsburgh a few times and it’s always a joy to see them.
I’ll never forget what an amazing time that night was.