While my husband and I were honeymooning at Disney World in June 2002, I had the pleasure of having a “gawrsh” surprise moment with Goofy. My husband, Todd, and I had just finished the Backlot Tour and were walking along. I was a few paces ahead of him when I suddenly felt a tap on my left shoulder. I turned left and looked, thinking it was Todd, but he wasn’t there. I looked to my right and felt someone putting an arm over my shoulder, giving me a big hug. To my surprise and delight it was Goofy!
In honor of Goofy, I not only wanted to tell our story and wish him a happy 80th anniversary on May 25, but also thank him for a magical Disney moment that still gives me and my husband an “ah-hyuck” chuckle 10 years later.