Rider Strong made a birthday wish come true Wednesday when he sent a special greeting to 13-year-old Alex Hengsterman, who has Down syndrome.
“Dude, you have so many people that love you,” Strong says in the video. The actor said that he received call and texts from all over the world alerting him to Alex’s story, including from other Boy Meets World alumni.
The #Rider4Alex campaign began when Alex’s brother reached out to the Boy Meets World actor on Twitter.
Alex, who turned 13 today, is a die-hard Boy Meets World fan, and his family knew nothing would make his special day extraordinary quite like a message from Strong, his favorite star.
“He loves the move Shawn Hunter does in the show where he spikes his hair up, like in the video I posted,” Jackson said. “He does the hair-spiking often, especially when he sees some ‘ladies’ he is trying to impress. It’s hilarious.”
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