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Kevin Sorbo in Canada Part 3 – Lots of good stuff happened

This is a multiple part story from Theresa in Canada who attended a convention in Toronto about three or four years ago (via Mara):

Okay, so Day Two!

It was Sunday morning and I was sitting there wondering what it would be like to see (Kevin) again ‘cause I really had no plans on going back, hence that is why I told him I would probably never see him again and asked for another hug. But, I told myself if I didn’t go I would regret it, and sat there thinking and wallowing about not going again when I had the chance, so I went.

I made it there just in time to meet with some friends I had met there the day before, and we all made our way to the front row to hear him talk about “Hercules.” It was kind of funny ‘cause at first we were all there and the creator and person who does the voice for “Sponge Bob” came in and started to talk about “Sponge Bob” (and) we told them (that) they had the wrong room! LOL! It was funny.

Then Kevin came in and started to sit down at the table and looked down at the row where I was sitting (front row, of course), pointed at me and kind of said, “Hey,” and smiled. I thought, “Oh my goodness, he recognized me!” It was almost like he was happy to see me? Or maybe it was just my imagination running free. LOL!

He sat and talked about “Hercules” and (how) the worst accident he suffered was actually given to him by Michael Hurst. Michael and he were waiting for the call for action, so they started fooling around with the swords that they had (he said it was the episode where he and Iolaus where fighting about Xena when she was first there). Michael is short, as everyone knows, and Kevin is 6’4″, so when they were fooling around Michael swung his sword around too much and ended up knocking Kevin out cold with the flat part of the sword. Kevin woke up in the hospital with 10 stitches in his head. I guess what Kevin was saying is that he bent down, but not low enough, and then Michael closed his eyes and swung. He also said that if Michael had hit him with the edge of the blade and not the flat part he probably would have killed him. Bad Michael!

He talked about meeting Sam there. I can’t quite remember everything he said that day, but I did get video of him talking about his two favorite episodes of “Hercules.” (It’s on YouTube as well.) I made a point of asking him that for my niece because she wasn’t with me that day. It’s not the best video because it was (made) with a digital camera. My friend Val whom I met there posted her meeting Kevin on Saturday on YouTube as well. I have it saved under my “Favorites.”

When he was finished, we all went to the next room for another photo op with Kevin, and this time I was in the middle of the line. We were watching people and there were some good poses, like one guy pretended he was struggling in an arm wrestling match with him while Kevin was yawning. Another guy had Kevin pick him up and hold him like he was Hercules… lots of good stuff happened.

Kevin started to talk and say some stuff to people, but I found it very hard to hear him. Then he looked over at me and looked me directly in the eyes and started talking to me like I was the only one in the room. I think it was probably because I was one of the tallest people in the room, but, OMG! he was totally talking to me and I was like totally freaking out in my mind! I mean, who wouldn’t be?!

It was my turn, and he asked me, “So, how do you want to do this?” I was thinking that I wanted him to look like he was going in for a big kiss, but then I said, “Can I just have another hug?” Darn! I was too chicken to suggest the other way! I often wonder if he would have done it or not? Hmm… I guess I will never know!

What I remember most, though, is how he hugged me. It wasn’t one of those, “Oh yeah, I am too good for this kind of hug,” but it was more like a warm, inviting hug that you would get from a friend that you haven’t seen in years! I remember thinking about how it felt when he was rubbing my back in the hug. *sigh*

All I can say is (that) if Kevin ever reads this, I would say to him, “Thank you for being such a wonderful person!” When the girls I work with saw that picture they said he looks like he is such a sincere person. One of the young guys that worked in my area at the time even asked one of the girls I work with if that was my husband because we looked so close in that picture. And someone else said that we looked like we were trying to match what we were wearing… When I took the picture home, one of the other guys I worked with said that he missed the picture of me and Hercules. That is the picture of me and Kevin in a warm embrace as I like to put it. (I guess it’s just that writer in me coming out. LOL!) 

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  1. March 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Really fun, so kind of Theresa to share it with all of us!
    thank you Jan for posting!

  2. sorbowriter
    March 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Thank YOU, Mara, for helping spread the word, gather stories, and taking time to translate! Obrigada, minha amiga querida! Beijos!!! 🙂

  3. Carmen
    March 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you all of you, I kind of have problems to come here these days, but I couldn’t let this go without posting something. Great story, and a lot of sense of humor! Hugs Theresa, Mara and Jan!

  4. sorbowriter
    March 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks, Carmen. Hope things go well with you. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers! Beisos!

  5. March 29, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Dear Lord
    Thank You for our Hercules’ eternal health, wealth and joy. People like him are the sunshine of Your wonderful Universe.
    Thank you, Jan and Mara for this story. God bless you and have a wonderful life.

  6. March 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I remember that interview, Carmen, so great you got to be there! Everyone who’s gotten a “Sorbo hug” talks about that embracing, warm feeling he gives, I’m happy you got the experience! (I would’ve asked for the kiss though lol – on the hand of course – riiiight) Stay sweet 🙂

    • March 29, 2010 at 5:32 pm

      OOPS sorry Carmen, I meant ThERESE – getting old here lol. 😦

  7. March 31, 2010 at 8:05 am

    So glad Theresa sent us her story. And yes, Cathy… those who had a Kevin´s hug will never want just one…I´m longing for one more… and one more…Thank you Maggie, have a wonderful life too darling, and I must of all thank Theresa and Jan.

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