…met the woman who had built a world which enriched my childhood beyond explanation. I realized that she probably had canned answers that she gave everyone when they said things like that to her, but I took her advice to heart nonetheless. Maybe it was the direct eye contact with her when she …
People who meet thousands of fans a day probably have lots of canned answers.
Which should not be construed to mean that, when said, there is anything less than 100% sincerity from the speaker. Or that those words are anything less than magical to the recipient.
And someday you’ll say those same words to some kid on the other side of a table (remembering to make eye contact!) and start the wheel turning again.