Peter Jackson Surprises Dying Fan Watching Lord Of The Rings Films Back-To-Back

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A terminally-ill Lord of the Rings fan’s dream came true when director Peter Jackson gave him a surprise message.

20-year-old Chris Bentacourt, from California has been diagnosed with leukaemia and was given just a year to live as of September.

He is currently searching for a bone marrow donor.

Brave Chris and his good friend Dillon Hill are currently ticking off a variety of activities on his bucket list, in order to fundraise for Chris’s dream trip to Europe.

One of the activities included a screening of all three Lord of the Rings films back-to-back, adding up to a lengthy 12 hours.

This sounds like a super fun and personal way to raise money, however little did Chris know the marathon would kick off with a video message from legendary Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

Chris can be seen looking on with surprise and delight as Jackson delivers the following message:

Hello Chris, this is Peter Jackson, just sending you some well-wishes from New Zealand.

He added:

I’ve never had the courage to watch our three Lord of the Rings movies in one hit.

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Visibly moved by the message from his hero, Chris afterwards said:

Lords of the Rings has been a really big thing in my childhood. Both Dillon and I are really big nerds … to see that, that was great, that was really great.

You can watch the emotional moment for yourself below:

Find out more about Chris and Dillon’s fundraising efforts on their website