Back to the Future fans were brought to tears on social media after videos from New York Comic-Con went viral for capturing the emotional reunion between stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. The duo appeared visibly moved as they took the stage to great applause from the crowd, with Fox emotionally hugging Lloyd and Lloyd putting his arm around Fox. one Video of the reunion has earned over 7 million views on Twitter.
“Watch after [Michael J. Fox] Hugging Christopher Lloyd like that is so beautiful,” wrote one Twitter user. “I think it is certain that today belongs to Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. As it should be. It’s a beautiful moment.”
Fox came to Back to the Future after production had already started after Lloyd filmed scenes with original Marty McFly actor Eric Stoltz. Director Robert Zemeckis realized Stoltz wasn’t the right man for the past, so Fox was cast and the production had to reshoot scenes.
“I didn’t know Michael other than hearing about him,” Lloyd said at NYCC (via Uproxx). “And I felt like I had barely gotten past the six weeks and now I had to do it all over again? It worked straight away, as the saying goes.”
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the late 1990s and told the NYFCC audience that Lloyd had always been supportive of him over the years.
“Parkinson’s is the gift that keeps coming — but it’s a gift and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Fox said. “People like Chris have often been there for me, and so have so many of you. It’s not about what I have, it’s about what I’ve been given – the voice to get this done and help people.”
Watch videos and photos from Lloyd and Fox’s emotional reunion below.
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