What happened when Elai met Boyet


Posted at Sep 23 2019 10:41 PM | Updated as of Sep 25 2019 09:43 PM

Arjo Atayde and Ken Chan channel their characters Elai and Boyet. Instagram: @arjoatayde

What happens if Elai of “The General’s Daughter” and Boyet of “My Special Tatay” — both men with autism — met each other?

Once thought impossible, that crossover actually happened over the weekend, outside the characters’ respective shows from rival networks ABS-CBN and GMA-7.

At a common event, actors Arjo Atayde and Ken Chan channeled their roles in an imagined scene where Elai and Boyet crossed paths.

On Instagram, Atayde and Chan shared the same video of that meeting.

“We both missed our characters and thought it would be nice to bring them back to life to meet each other. Much freakin respect Ken! Hello from Elai and Boyet! We miss you! Thank you,” Atayde wrote.

Chan, meanwhile, wrote: “Isang karangalan ang isabuhay ang kwento ng isang tao na may Autism. Masaya kami ni @arjoatayde at naging bahagi kami kahit papano ng kanilang buhay.

“Huwag natin kalimutan na ang tanging kailangan nila ay ang pagmamahal. @arjoatayde saludo ako sayo!”

Elai, Atayde’s character, recently exited from the ongoing “The General’s Daughter,” which is set to conclude in October. “My Special Tatay,” which followed the story of Chan’s Boyet, ended in March 2019.