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Jon Heder’s ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Video For Girl, 12, With Cancer — Watch

Thu, September 11, 2014 4:26pm EDT by Add first Comment

So touching! Jon recorded a video of himself as his classic character, Napoleon Dynamite, for a 12-year-old fan who’s battling cancer. Watch the heartwarming clip right here!

This is so flippin’ sweet! When Jon Heder heard that Mary Elizabeth Paris, a 12-year-old girl who is battling leukaemia, wanted nothing more than a message from her favorite movie star, the Napoleon Dynamite actor went above and beyond to make her wish come true.

Jon Heder’s Video For Girl With Cancer: Napoleon Dynamite Reprises Role

Mary Elizabeth has been in the hospital for months awaiting a bone marrow transplant, and one of her favorite ways to pass the time is watching the 2004 cult classic Napoleon Dynamite — A LOT.

“Mary Elizabeth just mentioned to one of her favorite nurses that she loved Napoleon Dynamite, and the next day, she brought [Mary Elizabeth] the movie,” Mary Elizabeth’s mother told the Today show. “We have watched that movie probably 15 times!”

After hearing Mary Elizabeth’s story on the show, viewers took to Twitter to ask Jon to send the little girl a message — and his response was epic! Watch the video above!

‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Cast Reunites After 10 Years To Celebrate Classic

This isn’t the first time Jon has reconnected with his Napoleon Dynamite past this year. Jon and his former castmates Tina Majorino (Deb), Haylie Duff (Summer) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro) came together on July 13, 2014 to celebrate their 10-year reunion tour.

Click here to see their amazing reunion photo!

So what do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Wasn’t it sweet of Jon to record this video for Mary Elizabeth? Gosh!

— Tierney McAfee

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