So, this happened. Story time, folks!
Darren is the sweetest, nicest man on the planet. He was walking really fast, obviously in a rush, but I was walking towards him already, and he was right there, so I asked if he would take a picture with me on a whim - took lots of courage - and he said, “Sure! Walk with me, darlin’?” (He called me darlin’ last time we met. That’s totally my new nickname.) He literally snatched my iPod out of my hands, and he was walking so fast, I had to run to catch back up with him. He asked me, “What’s your name?” I said, “Katie!” He said, “It’s so nice to meet you, Katie!” He took two pictures, the other one was blurry, even though he was in a rush, which is so sweet because he cared, even though I was just another fan. He wanted to talk to me and that just says so much. I said, “Thank you so much!” And he said, “Bye!” And he waved, and that was that. Couldn’t ask for a better hero.