“Full House” stars Lori Loughlin and Bob Saget were among several celebrities who helped make a teenager’s graduation special.
“Congratulations on your big day!” Loughlin, 56, says in the video, which a girl named Faith posted to TikTok. Saget also posted congratulations, adding, “Wishing you a lot of love and congratulations on graduating from high school.”
Joining Loughlin and Saget were Mark Wahlberg, Randall Park, Kat Dennings, Drake Bell, Gaten Matarazzo, J.K. Simmons, Jonathan Groff and Joshua Bassett, People reported.
Loughlin’s participation in the video was a rare appearance, as she has remained under the radar since her release from prison in late December. Loughlin finished a two-month sentence for paying a half-million dollars in bribes to get her daughters into the University of Southern California.
While Faith only shared sort snippets of the videos sent by the stars, she explained that some were more than a minute long and that she was “in tears by the end,” Hollywood Life reported.
“He also found all the contact information from LinkedIn,” Faith continued. “He found producers and publicists and agents and all that jazz. That’s how he ended up being able to contact the celebrities. While he was messaging them, he was talking about how I was a big fan and kind of the stuff I went through this year and how I was graduating and his plans.”
Faith’s father, who said his name was Jay, did not have any special connections to the stars and did not use the app Cameo, which celebrities use to personalize videos, Hollywood Life reported. However, the man works in information technology for the Marines and got creative.
“I made a list of all the actors that Faith grew up watching and I emailed them on Thursdays,” he said on TikTok. “I think that’s what my trick is: emailing people on Thursdays. That’s when you get a response from people. And then I do a follow-up email on Fridays and you’re good to go.”
Faith said not every celebrity contacted sent a video, but some sent gifts, Hollywood Life reported. She said she received a handwritten letter from “Hamilton” writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, signed photographs from Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Downey Jr., a signed copy of Matthew McConaughey’s new book and merchandise from Ellen DeGeneres, the website reported. She also received a video from Garth Brooks that did not make it into her original TikTok video.
Not a bad way to enjoy your graduation.
“Faith are you still breathing?” one person responded on TikTok. “Because I sure as heck would not be.”
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