Toddler birthday parties usually follow a standard theme, like pirates or superheroes. But L'erin Dobra decided to throw her two-year-old son Grayson a party with the theme of his personal superhero, Personal Injury Lawyer Morris Bart.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a lawyer with over 35 years of experience! (via YouTube)
Grayson does not know personal injury lawyer Morris Bart in real life, but he does know him as a familiar face thanks to his ubiquitous TV ads. And like any kid would feel about their favorite TV character, Grayson is obsessed.
It could be the ad's catchy motto “One Call, That's All!" (kids love repetition), or maybe it's that flashing phone number Grayson loves. Whatever it is, this toddler just can't seem to get enough.
According to Grayson's mom, “He's always been very drawn to Morris Bart commercials." When they aren't on TV, she says he requests to watch them on YouTube.
Grayson's mom decided to acknowledge her child's deep enthusiasm for the commercial, throwing him a party brimming with all things Morris Bart. She went all-out, purchasing a cake with an edible photo of Mr. Bart, and Grayson received a Morris Bart shirt a cardboard cutout of the lawyer. L'erin said Grayson was excited and "shocked" upon seeing his hero's visage.
Unfortunately, the star of the party could not make an appearance (I mean, it's kind of like getting Spiderman to visit; he's super busy). However, Ms. Dobra did email his office to tell him about her plans. In response, Mr. Bart sent her an autographed photo.
Mr. Bart has been advertising on television for 35 years, but was still surprised by this kind of fame. “This was an unusual request," he said, adding, “I'm flattered by it."
I think we can all agree Grayson's mom is the best for 1) noticing what her son thinks is cool and 2) celebrating it so hilariously. Also, big props to Mr. Bart for sending him an autographed pic, like the total celeb he is. I don't know Morris Bart, but I imagine this is the cutest thing that will ever happen in his career.