At a Walker Stalker convention last year, The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan, made Cystic Fibrosis warrior Peyton Lloyd’s dream come true.
Peyton’s mother Stevie uploaded the wonderful moment to Twitter to share it with the world.
Watch and don’t hold those tears back:
Ok I think I did this right! This is the very beginning of the moment that will forever mean so much to my daughter @RealJamesWoods @JDMorgan @FabFork @WalkrStalkrCon #PeytonInspires #CFWarrior #MakeAWish pic.twitter.com/uiZEoICm80
— stevie_theoriginal (@stevie_lloyd) October 21, 2018
At this moment I fell in love with a human named @JDMorgan because he made my daughter feel like the most special kid in the entire world #MakeAWish #PeytonInspires #CFWarrior @WalkrStalkrCon we can’t wait to come back this year thanks to the kindness of strangers and @FabFork pic.twitter.com/JAPMFrvufg
— stevie_theoriginal (@stevie_lloyd) October 15, 2018
Jeffrey Dean Morgan goes out of his way to bring Peyton to his table after giving her a great big bear hug. He then stops to speak with her while signing autographs for other fans. He then offers for her to come back and hang out with him for the next day and help him man his booth. He even signs her pretty awesome hat. The two then discuss their love for The Walking Dead as well as Supernatural. Peyton indicates her favorite character is Dean Winchester player by Jenson Ackles. But she has a soft spot for John Winchester, who Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays.
If you are unfamiliar with Supernatural, John Winchester is the father of series protagonists Dean and Sam Winchester on the long-running CW series.
While the two discuss Supernatural, Morgan shares some fun trivia about Jenson stating that he “his son” even after being off the show for so long. From there the conversation pivoted to how Jenson stopped by Morgan’s farm the week prior with his oldest daughter and wife.
The video ends with Jeffrey Dean Morgan confirming that Peyton was going to return the next day to the booth where he was going to have a spot for her waiting. Then he embraces her again giving her another huge bear hug saying how “awesome” she is.
Peyton Lloyd suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disorder that normally affects the lungs, but is known to affect the pancreas, kidneys, liver, and intestines. The disorder is lifelong and revolves around managing airways to keep them from getting infected. Cystic Fibrosis is still an uphill battle for those affected that often ends in a shorter lifespan.
After mom, Stevie, shared the Tweet, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was quick comment on how he enjoyed Peyton returning on Sunday where she spent the entire day with him:
More proof that @JDMorgan is the most amazing human ever! I wish I could explain how much his kindness and attention have helped my daughter. She has an appt tomorrow at the hospital so prayers always appreciated y’all #PeytonInspires #CFWarrior pic.twitter.com/PxWKKUZOe5
— stevie_theoriginal (@stevie_lloyd) October 16, 2018
Morgan has made it a point to keep in touch with Peyton over the past couple of years.
I was real lucky that Peyton worked with me all day Sunday at the table. Girl is a rockstar. Love her, and can’t wait to see her again.
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) November 3, 2017
It was my pleasure sir. Anytime. She’s my pal, anytime, anywhere, peyton has a spot next to me.
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) November 4, 2017
Peyton!! Thinking about you! Love ya kid. I’ll see you very soon!! Xojd
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) December 8, 2017
Peyton!! Hey kiddo. Hear you having a bit of a time… I’m thinking about you, and can’t wait to see ya in Atlanta. I’m gonna need you helping me. Keep that head up, stay strong. Mom, dad, me? We all look to you for our strength. Love ya punk. I’ll see you soon. Xojd
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) February 8, 2018
Even fellow actor James Woods got into the action by sharing the touching video of Jeffery Dean Morgan and Peyton.
Just came across this fine follower who is fighting the good fight against CF for her daughter. No surprise that @JDMorgan is the coolest guy in the world here. This is all around good stuff. https://t.co/gb29volHKW
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 21, 2018
And it looks like Peyton is going to be able to head back to Walker Stalker Con this year. Hopefully, Peyton’s Mom shares the reunion with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, it’s bound to inspire countless people with hope!
Peyton is done with her hospital visit and stoked for @WalkrStalkrCon and @JDMorgan @JamesAFrazier @MakeAWish made her feel like she had zero worries last year and we are so grateful to see her go this year because of the kindness of some strangers she inspired @FabFork #TWDFam pic.twitter.com/pNMPCwVqT4
— stevie_theoriginal (@stevie_lloyd) September 10, 2018
What do you think? Wasn’t Jeffrey Dean Morgan a class act? Now we need to see that Thomas Wayne Batman film happen!