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Denzel Washington Surprising a Chicago Grandmother Is the Cutest Thing Ever

Good Housekeeping logo Good Housekeeping 06/10/2017 Caroline Picard

Denzel Washington Surprising a Chicago Grandmother Is the Cutest Thing Ever © Juanita Hubbard Denzel Washington Surprising a Chicago Grandmother Is the Cutest Thing Ever Denzel Washington might be one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, but that doesn't mean he'll pass up an opportunity to hang out with one of his biggest fan. 

The 62-year-old and his driver pulled over to ask a Chicago family for directions on Saturday when the group mentioned his biggest fan lived nearby, People reports. That's when the A-list celeb decided to pay a surprise visit on 86-year-old Juanita Hubbard.

"Mama Hubbard," who's lived in her South Side home for almost 50 years, was waiting on a Sears delivery when she saw the A-lister's car pull up. She'd been watching his 2002 flick John Q.on Friday night, but she doesn't have a favorite Denzel movie.

"Everything he plays, every film he's in, that's my favorite," she later told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I never would have thought he would show up on my doorstep."

Luckily, some nearby family members recorded the meeting on their phones and the footage couldn't be any cuter. The great-grandmother wouldn't stop beaming as Denzel shared stories of his childhood visits to Chicago, posed for pictures and introduced himself to a toddler on the stoop.

"What's up little man? You don't know who I am but they'll tell you one day, " he said. "My name's Denzel. Y'all going to watch a movie - but don't watch Training Day."

Hubbard's granddaughter later posted the videos and photos to Facebook, where they soon went viral with over 40,000 shares. "It's not to often you see a legend come through the hood and shoot the breeze," she wrote.

While Hubbard worried about feeling starstruck, she later told the Sun-Times that talking to her favorite star "was just like talking to one of my own sons."

The best part of the whole thing, however, was her reaction at the end. After holding Denzel's hand for most of their encounter, Hubbard shared that she wasn't so ready to see him leave. "I'm not going to let him go!" she joked. Hey, we wouldn't either. 

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