There’s one person on planet Earth having a better time today than Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rogers. His name is Max Page and he’s the six-year-old kid who starred in arguably Sunday night’s funniest commercial, a Volkswagen ad in which he appears in full Darth Vader garb, attempting to use the Force on everything from a sandwich to the family dog.
Page and his mom appeared on “Today” this morning for an interview that was too adorable for words. Turns out Page is a regular on “The Young and the Restless,” playing the spawn of a predictably dysfunctional twosome. He’s also appeared in two regional commercials, one for Clear Communications and another for Walgreens. Smiling delightfully throughout his interview with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, Page said that friends have been asking for his autograph and wondering, perhaps because the Super Bowl spot aired after their bedtimes, where they can see the commercial themselves.
If you were worried this story couldn’t get anymore feel-good, just wait! Page was born with a congenital heart defect, had his first surgery at three-months-of-age, and has a pacemaker implanted in his chest.
“They saved his life and gave him back to us about a week after his first surgery. He had to have a pacemaker put in, so he has maintenance on that,” his mom said. “He’s still routinely at the hospital, but we try to make it fun; we have blankets and bears and we try to make it not so scary.”
“He’s a real inspiration,” she said.
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