In 2005 (12 years ago!), I timidly gave him the 3 short films I wrote | directed | produced | edited, collectively on a DVD. Months later when I completely forgot he promised to watch them- he sent me a letter in the mail, encouraging and thanking ME for letting him watch them. When I was a shy newbie filmmaker, he was unbelievably kind and wonderful.
So next week when I see him, I'm going to bring him the letter he mailed me...and will try not to goober all over him. Needless to say, I'm so thrilled!!