Jon Heder previously revived his cult-movie alter ego Napoleon Dynamite for a short-lived animated TV series, but now the actor has brought back the character one more time in a video he made for 12-year-old leukemia patient Mary Elizabeth Paris.
As The Today Show reports, the youngster is a patient in an Atlanta hospital awaiting a bone marrow transplant, and is a huge fan of Napoleon Dynamite. “Mary Elizabeth just mentioned to one of her favourite nurses that she loved Napoleon Dynamite,”; said Mary Elizabeth’s mother, Mandi Paris. “And the next day, she brought [Mary Elizabeth] the movie. We have watched that movie probably 15 times!”;
When Jon Heder found out about Mary Elizabeth’s love of the film, he decided to send her a special video message, as Napoleon, even including his signature “butterly lotus.”; Take a look: