My nephew Matt is probably the most ardent pursuer of Friendly Encounters opportunities. Some day, I will do a statistical breakdown of FE participants. Matt has even gotten his girlfriend Erin involved in this quest on several occasions.
Today, I am featuring a picture they sent from the Thanksgiving Day parade. I can't believe they met Johnny Depp. I have followed Depp since his days on 21 Jump Street (before Matt or Erin were even born).
Fortunately for the young couple, Depp was in his Pirates role and not his earlier role as Edward Scissorhands. That could have been a bit dicey.
Erin Galligan, "Johnny Depp" and Matt Parker in IL-December 2010.