Eddie Vedder is the GOAT!

demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 55,696

Eddie Vedder goes out of his way to make my best friends dream come true! https://imgur.com/gallery/K3Io3QJ

So a few years back my best friend had a once in a lifetime moment. He manages a store in central FL, so one day he noticed a woman shopping... And here's what happened.

He always is playing PJ in the store, as he and I are both die hard PJ fans. He recognized this woman, but couldn't recall from where. While ringing her up he decided to check her ID, sure he enough, it's Eddie Vs wife, whom we had seen on stage at a show. He asked her, and she smiled and confirmed it was her. Hearing PJ playing in the shop, they struck up a conversation and she hinted she would tell Eddie and maybe he'd come say hi.

Eddie shows up around dinner but my friend wasn't there, Eddie wrote him a note and said he'd try and come back. My friend races back to the store, but he left. Sure enough Eddie V showed up again a few hours later and here are pictures to show what happened.

Eddie couldn't have been cooler... Posing for pics, signing stuff, and talking to my boy like he's a normal guy just hanging out. My boy was star struck as most of us would be, and Eddie ends up getting his address and number, saying he'll be sending over a little something for him!

Long story short, he got a box set signed an all, amazing pictures, personalized art and a hand shake and hug from our favorite singer ever.

What a cool guy. To take the time to go say hello not once but twice on vacation... we already loved him but how many rock icons or famous people would do that?!

We love you Eddie and Pearl Jam!

Thanks for being the best!


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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 55,696

  • Isn’t this the greatest hug you ever saw? So much love!
  • kaseylilykaseylily Michigan, USAPosts: 208
    Thanks for sharing. Can Ed be Any cooler?! What a guy!
  • Probably, Ed and Bruce Dickinson are the coolest. It seems to me..
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capitalPosts: 2,553
    Very nice. Props to Jill for making it happen.
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  • darwinstheorydarwinstheory LaPorte, INPosts: 2,771
    Too. Fucking. Cool. How awesome would that be?

    I like how he signed so many items. I notice many of them say "To David" and many others simply have his autograph. I can't help but to wonder if the items with signature only were meant for your friend to sell/give away as some sort of way for his record store to make more money? That would be even more awesome sauce. 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,021
    As if we needed any more evidence...:lol:
    Seriously, this is so cool.  Happy to hear of this.
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 3,222
    GOAT is an understatement. Awesome! 
  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 2,371
    Suzyntheq said:
    Isn’t this the greatest hug you ever saw? So much love!

  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,537
    This is fucking awesome. What a really cool story. Greatest band ever. 
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 7,918
    The coolest thing to me is that he took time to go back again and meet your friend after he missed him the first time.  Who does that?

    great story.  Thanks for sharing =)
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  • crookedcrosscrookedcross Right Near Da Beach, BoiiiPosts: 990
    That's a love hug.  Amazing!
  • mwplummwplum Posts: 1,336
    Incredible! As it's been pointed out, who does that??? The man lives his life giving back in so many ways, it's quite astonishing and certainly something that we should all aspire to practice in our own lives (random acts of kindness).
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 31,658
    awesome!
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  • JammalamboJammalambo Posts: 1,163
    Ed is adorable.
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    ed is god and the band goat
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  • OC34NSOC34NS On The Beach...Posts: 17
    what an absolute success at being a human. Seriously, Eddie leaves the most amazing wake. Eddie and the boys continue to make their fans proud to be fans...
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,469
    That is so cool - although I would’ve been a blubbering star-struck fool if it was me. Ed would be like “why’d I make the effort to come back to see this guy?” :lol:
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,635
    Wow!! So awesome!
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  • KC2917KC2917 Posts: 777
    The dude brings such a human element to being a rockstar. What a cool story! I love how 28 years later, I’m still reminded regularly why I’ve always loved this band on such a personal level. 
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,555
    What an amazing experience for a fan. And what a great human being Eddie is. :heart:
  • RunIntoTheRainRunIntoTheRain TexasPosts: 598
    OC34NS said:
    what an absolute success at being a human. Seriously, Eddie leaves the most amazing wake. Eddie and the boys continue to make their fans proud to be fans...
    Well said!
  • JammalamboJammalambo Posts: 1,163
    KC2917 said:
    The dude brings such a human element to being a rockstar. What a cool story! I love how 28 years later, I’m still reminded regularly why I’ve always loved this band on such a personal level.
    Eddie is a rocker, not a rockstar  :)
  • RYANPB999RYANPB999 Coventry, Rhode IslandPosts: 479
    So fucking cool
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  • What a great story!  
  • Great Great Story. 
    Im proud to be a fan of Ed and family.  Really cool of Jill.  

  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,673
    I am a really big fan too.  I am going to  message my address to Ed and Jill
  • kaseylilykaseylily Michigan, USAPosts: 208
    Smellyman said:
    I am a really big fan too.  I am going to  message my address to Ed and Jill
    Lol

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