Bryan Cranston has fulfilled a dying fan's bucket-list wish to meet the acclaimed "Breaking Bad" star.
Brad Joyner, a North Carolina teen with terminal brain cancer, along with family and friends launched the Internet campaign #breakingbrad after his diagnosis six months ago, E! News reported Thursday. While the five-time Emmy Award-winner was unable to appear in person, on Sept. 20 Cranston spent more than 30 minutes with Joyner, 19, on a Skype call on a 50-inch TV screen.
Joyner's mother, Aimee Pettigrew, posted a YouTube video that day showing her son laughing, hugging her and become teary after learning he would get to speak with his actor idol.
E! said the family told Cranston, 58, that Joyner had related to the "Breaking Bad" character of Walter White, who also battled cancer.
At the end of the Skype meeting, a grateful Pettigrew wrote on Facebook that Cranston "ordered an ice cream truck to arrive in Brad's honor and our whole neighborhood enjoyed ice cream with Brad."