Magoo Gooby, Japan, Asako discussed on Glenn Beck
G Y. Glenn beck. Preface this next story with I already don't understand the Japanese people. Okay. I just don't I don't get their love for robots. Don't get there. You know, fear of giant dinosaurs coming out dinosaur moths. Yes, I their whole sexual thing with robots and not real people is just weird. So I don't understand that. But that is nothing compared to this heart warming story Magoo me was a baby when her parents separated and her father disappeared from her life, but years later, her mother told her she told her mother that she wanted to reconnect with her dad Magoo Gooby began to see yomata regularly. She thinks yomata is her father, and that you Mata is his real name. But this is ally. Mom says ever since she was a little kid. She'd asked me where dad was all. She knew that he had gone soon after she was born. So she blamed herself for years, it didn't appear to be a problem. But when Magoo me was about ten asako noticed a change in her daughter's behavior. She didn't talk to me, and she became very quiet and withdrawn it took a while, however to find out about the bullying asako discovered the Mgumia was not only blaming herself for her. Parents break-up her classmates were also ostracizing her because she didn't have a dad children of single parents often stigmatized in Japan. Eventually she became so unhappy that she refused to go to school. She's my only child Sokha said was breaking my heart to see her. So sad. She tried to get the teachers at the school to help. But then when failing one after another another idea came to mind, all I could think about is what if I could. Find a man who is nice and kind an ideal father someone who would make her feel better. She heard about a relative rental agency that would send an actor to play a guest at a wedding or go on a date. They are well established in Japan. Okay. I don't think that's a relative rental agency. I think that's an escort service. That's like the real idea of an escort service now in America. It's usually, but doesn't see I I would bet in Japan. It doesn't it's probably just legitimately. You're renting a relative. That's nice to you at family dinners could be I mean, they have this version of sex. Maybe. So she contacted one of these actors and asked if they could or one of these acting agencies and ask if they could provide a fake dad after auditioning five hopefuls she settled on a man called takashumia. He or something I found it have found him easy to talk to who was very kind. And sweet. So I just followed my instincts. Well, he runs the global or the rental agency with about twenty staff and more than a thousand. Freelancers men and women of different ages and background who can cater to almost any situation taking on fake names personalities and roles they often have to lie, but they're very strict about not breaking the law as an actor himself. He's played boyfriends businessmen friends fathers. He's been a bridegroom at five fake, weddings. He prepared. Let me say that one. Again, he's been a bridegroom at five fake. Weddings, fake bridegroom add a fake wedding. Is he a real Bryce as within a bride's groom at five fake wedding. So he's a real bridegroom at a fake wedding. How does that work? Oh, I think he's more of fake bridegroom rides groom at a real wedding. But that's the way they were that I think is the opposite. They're fake weddings a fake wedding. But a real bridegroom. No, I think he's playing a bride's groom at a fake wedding. I don't know what a fake when I read that it just kind of spilled out of my mouth and then. Appears dropped in. And I'm like, wait a minute. What's a fake wedding? Okay. Again, I cannot explain this story or the Japanese people he prepares for his roles. He confesses by watching Hollywood movies like little miss sunshine. The Oscar winning film about a dysfunctional family bonding on a road trip. That's a classic by the way and putting and the descendants in which George Clooney plays and indifferent parent who suddenly has to embrace fatherhood after a family tragedy. I studied these films, and I memorized phrases in lines. I take notes on how different family members, interact and communicate and what it takes to be a certain kind of father or husband, and they helped me understand different family dynamics in relationships. Asako met him several times to talk about the kind of father. She wanted him to play to her daughter. My requests were very simple firstly. I just wanted to say how sorry he was. He couldn't be in Montgomery's life until then Secondly, I wanted him to listen to whatever she wanted to tell him asako, then told Megumi that her father had remarried and now had a new family. But he had recently been back in touch because he wanted to see them again, he was working. She said as an actor Magoo was shocked, but eventually agreed to meet him. And so nearly ten years ago. To shock. Just Schalke became yomata. Magoo means father his longest running and perhaps most ethically dubious role today this shock. He still remembers their first meeting was very complex emotion that he was there. She asked me why I hadn't come to see her before. And I felt her resentment as yomata he began seeing Magoo me and her mother a couple of times a month joining them on days out trips to the movies visiting for birthdays and asako said didn't take long to see real change inter daughter after a Magoo became much, happier and much more outgoing. She loved to talk. She was lively she wanted to go back to school. And that's what I thought. This is all worth it. One particular occasion, sticks out in a sock goes mine when she and yomata where it Magoo me's school parents day, we were standing in the back of the classroom. She saw us together and kept on turning around to look at us. She had the biggest smile on her face, and that made me really happy. Now, the services are cheap every time asako hires him to play Amata she pays about ten thousand yen. That's about ninety dollars, and although she earns a decent salary. She has to make savings elsewhere to afford it. But she remembers how unhappy her daughter once was and she thinks it's money. Well spent. The fake father. Also sees a difference gradually. She's become happier. And more confident I used to meet with her used to meet her with asako the three of us together. But one day she said I want to go out with my dad, just the two of us. So I took her.