A father and son at the Fanboy Expo Comic Con got some unexpected help from a live action hero Friday.
Frank McAlister, in a Facebook post, said he and his 36-year-old son, Ted, were at the comic convention in Knoxville for the first time to meet the people behind the animated characters his son grew up watching.
“He’s a big G.I. Joe Fan, and he’s a big Lou Ferrigno fan too,” McAlister, of Philadelphia, Tenn., said in an interview Monday. “He has all the Incredible Hulk DVD’s, and he was having a great day, meeting everybody he wanted to meet.”
Ted had his picture taken with Ferrigno, best known for portraying the Incredible Hulk, and the two stopped to talk with the actor and bodybuilder.
That’s when he noticed Ted, who has epilepsy and has a long history of seizures, was shaking and having difficulty getting his words out, Ferrigno told the USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee in a Sunday interview.