SAN DIEGO (AP) — The stars of "Teen Wolf" made a special appearance at Comic-Con Friday for an audience of one.
Nine members of the MTV show's cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old super fan Sydney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her family thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Sydney's parents, Kevin and Gwen, said it was their first family vacation together so far from home. The couple owns a small business that they closed for the first time in 26 years to come to the pop-culture convention with their daughter, who has Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Soft-spoken Sydney beamed and blushed as she walked into a room where Tyler Posey, Colton Haynes and other stars were chanting her name.
The teenager's wish was to come to Comic-Con and attend the "Teen Wolf" panel, which she did on Thursday. Friday's meeting with the cast was a special surprise.
She sat at a table with Posey, Haynes, Linden Ashby, Shelley Henning, Khylin Rhambo, Dylan Sprayberry, Charlie Carver, Cody Christian and Melissa Ponzio. They chatted with Sydney about her favorite characters and episodes and asked her about her life back home in Edmonton, Ontario, Canada. Henning playfully inquired whether Sydney had any personal connections to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and might make an introduction.
Afterward, Henning said she was grateful for the chance to meet Sydney.
"It puts everything in perspective," the actress said.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation brought 14 young people and their families to Comic-Con this year, curating special experiences for each. The organization says the emotional lift kids and their families get from their Wish experience often aids in healing by providing a renewed sense of hope.
Besides the Lang family's "Teen Wolf" experience, they planned to attend panels for such shows as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Doctor Who." They spent time on the convention center floor, where Sydney added to her collection of Pop! figurines. The family also zipped over to the nearby San Diego Zoo, which Sydney's younger brother, Ethan, was particularly excited about.
Dad Kevin Lang said they've been on the move morning to night and having a blast.
"They exceeded our expectations in the first half of the first day," Lang said of the Make-A-Wish crew.
Sydney, meanwhile, was speechless. Her face-spanning smile said it all.
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