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The family of a man who has been tragically diagnosed with terminal cancer has asked Warner Bros. for a special advanced screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

It has become a tradition in the Stouffer family to watch Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies together in the theater, on the day that they were released.

Jessy Stouffer, loving daughter to 57-year-old Scott Stouffer, showed her remarkable strength and recently announced on YouTube that her father was dying of terminal cancer and was not expected to make it until December, when Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is due in theaters.

As a huge fan of the movies and the original J.R.R. Tolkien novels, Jessy said the decision to make the video was made by the whole family, in order to reach out to the producers of The Battle of Five Armies, as well as Jackson himself...

It's just undeniably touching:

Jessy also said her father was not currently aware of their plans, and the Stouffer family's video is new so no response has yet been issued by Warner Bros. or PJ himself. But if the video goes viral, no doubt both Scott and Peter will see it...

It's hearing tragic news like this that makes Gandalf's words all the more prevalent...

The journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it... White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.

May Scott find that far green country under a swift sunrise.

Let's make Scott aware of just how much his kids love him. Let's make Peter Jackson aware of this brave family's plight. Let's make the Stouffer family's last loving gesture for their father really, really matter...

Share to spread awareness of the Stouffer family's plight.


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