John Stamos FaceTimed a tearful Full House fan on Sunday (11Mar18), after seeing footage of the three-year-old crying over his character on the TV show.
The 54-year-old actor played Uncle Jesse in the sitcom and reprised his role for its reboot Fuller House in 2016.
The program has been hugely successful with fans of the original show, which ran from 1987 to 1995, and has also attracted a host of new, young fans, including three-year-old Iris Houston, whose mother Rachael shared a video on Instagram which showed the tot crying that she wanted to talk to Uncle Jesse.
In the clip, Iris cries: “I want Uncle Jesse.” When her mum asks, “From the show?”, Iris replies in between sobs: “Yeah!”
After seeing the video, John commented: “This made my world! I need to FaceTime with this young lady. #adorbs.”
And just one day later, the actor followed up on his promise, sharing several pictures of himself and Iris chatting on the FaceTime video calling app.
“Well, I had an illuminating 15 min, 43 sec FaceTime chat with my new friend, Iris,” he wrote alongside the images. “We laughed we cried, then we laughed again. We covered it all and hopefully she’ll take me up on my invite to visit the #FullerHouse set this summer. Thanks to her sweet mom, @RachLHouston XO.”
John’s skills with children will come in handy in the coming months, as he’s set to become a first-time father when wife Caitlin McHugh gives birth later this year.
The couple announced the happy news to People magazine last December and explained that while they’d previously discussed starting a family, the timing now felt right.
“The look on John’s face when I told him we were pregnant was priceless,” smiled Caitlin. “It was the look of a man who has wanted a family of his own but wasn’t sure it was going to happen for him. Now it is!”