The last of the Hobbit films is hitting theaters this December after running since 2001 with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy being brought to life by director Peter Jackson.
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Since then one family has had a long standing tradition with the Tolkien folklore movies that have been released over the years -- and have always watched them as a family. But for Jessy Stouffer’s dad, time is running out, so she decided to make a moving YouTube video to spread the word.
'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' comes out just before Christmas, and Stouffer’s father has terminal cancer and is not expected to live long enough to see it.
As a final goodbye, they would like to get the attention of filmmaker Peter Jackson and the movie studio in order to arrange a special screening where they can all see it together.
So far, close to 50,000 people have viewed the video in support of the family.
Jessy Stouffer, wanted to give her father one chance to see the final movie in the Tolkien universe before he passes away -- asking for help to see a special screening of it as a goodbye to her father.
“My dad was really into the books, and the movies, for both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit,” she explained to CBS, “and once the movies came out, he wanted us to go and kind of all see them together.”
Her father is Scott Stouffer, a 57-year-old man with cancer of the endocrine system. Months ago, treatments came to an end because they weren’t working.
That led to the creation of #HobbitMovieLastRequest for a social media plea for people to help get the word out about being able to show the movie to her father.
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Jessy is asking that people from all over just make Facebook, Twitter, or any social media posts using that hashtag and sharing the following video or any news story pertaining to the situation.