Amy Schumer’s dad has the cutest crush on Goldie Hawn since he can remember. So Schumer, like the good daughter she is, introduced her dad to the love of his life, bringing him – and all of us – to tears.
Amy Schumer definitely scored some points in the “Best Daughter Ever” contest, by using her celebrity influences to make her dad’s dream come true. The actress, who co-starred in ‘Snatched’ with Hawn, brought her and her dad together earlier this week and shared the emotional meeting in a video posted on Instagram.
Schumer arranged a FaceTime session between the 75-year-old Oscar winner and her dad back in May 2016. Now, she was finally able to bring them together. “Play it cool, dad,” said Schumer moments before Hawn walked into the room, as her dad started to tear up as soon as he found out what was about to happen. He couldn’t back up his tears anymore when the actress came in. “Oh my God, I’m emotional too,” Hawn tells Gordon. “I’m so happy to be here.”
Hawn and Gordon shared an emotional moment after finally meeting in person. Schumer even shared a photo of the two happily chatting.
Hawks and Schumer play mother and daughter on the new action-comedy film ‘Snatched’, which will arrive theaters next week.
Schumer shares a special bond with her dad
Schumer’s dad was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 12 years old. The disease only brought them closer together.
The actress, who is now 35 years old, has expressed about her father’s condition multiple times. In 2016, she devoted part of her book ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’ to her dad and his battle with MS. She even shared some embarrassing public moments with him.
Gordon, who now lives in an assisted living facility, was also able to see her daughter perform in October when she headlined in the Madison Square Garden, and she even gave him a special shout-out during her performance, joking that he and her mother raised her to be a “wise a** psycho.” Later, Schumer wrote a public note of thanks to his doctors and caregivers.
“It’s the most painful thing in the world to just watch this person that you love ultimately just digress and kind of decompose,” Schumer told NPR in 2013. “And it’s too heavy and you have to find a way to laugh at it.”
But this hasn’t stopped the successful comedian, and she has used her influences for a good cause, becoming a champion for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as she is an advocate for the group’s amazing work.