An eight-year-old boy who crushes on
Blaine, a gay student on Fox's musical-comedy Glee, recently
got to meet Darren Criss, the actor who plays the part.
The boy's mother has been blogging
about her son's crush for a couple of years.
“Despite the passage of time, his
puppy love for Blaine (or 'my boyfriend,' as my son likes to call
him) has gone unabated.”
Last year, the boy told his mother that
all he wanted for Christmas was to “meet Blaine and sing and play
the guitar with him.”
When Criss announced a 16-city concert
tour, the mother's blogging played off with an invitation for her son
to meet Criss himself in Chicago.
“Darren Criss was charming and
lovely, and my son was so shy but happy,” she
“After the show, we made our way back
to the hotel, and after an extensive discussion of which superhero is
the fastest (The Flash won), we went to bed. My son gripped me into
a fierce hug. 'Mom,' he said to me, 'meeting Darren Criss was all
the trillions times better than a hotel with a pool.' I'll take that
as a 'thank you.'”