comScore
  1. Mediaite
  2. Gossip Cop
  3. Geekosystem
  4. Styleite
  5. SportsGrid
  6. The Mary Sue
  7. The Maude
  8. The Braiser

What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

We Can Be Heroes

Tara Strong Makes Good, Contacts a Brony Fan After Her Knoxville Cancellation


Voiceover dynamo Tara Strong was scheduled to appear at the Knoxville Comic and Anime Show, but ended up canceling. Much to the dismay of a teenage fan named Dragon and his mother Rebecca Andrews, who posted on the convention’s Facebook page that her disabled son had really been looking forward to meeting the voice of Twilight Sparkle on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. While the VIP Andrews purchased didn’t help her son meet Strong at the convention, the actress went out of her way to let Dragon know how much she appreciated her fans: she placed a personal call.

Upon seeing the cancellation on Facebook, Andrews wrote: “Thanks for posting. Just wish she’d cancelled before I paid for the vip pass. Now I have to figure out how to tell my disabled son he won’t be meeting Twilight.” And wouldn’t you know it, as if she was on a mission to make sure someone was really, really, really devastated upon the noon-appearance, Strong was perusing the very Facebook post that Andrews was and set up the phone call between her and Dragon. The call included the following exchange:

Tara: Is this Dragon?
Dragon: …yes.
Tara: Do you know who this is?
Dragon: Yes, it’s Twilight Sparkle.

Dragon: Tara, you are so talented with all those voices you do.
Tara: Yes, yes I am, aren’t I?

Tara: (in Twilight’s voice) I love you, Dragon.
Dragon: (stunned, muttering) …love you, too, Twilight.

Strong even took requests from Dragon for other voices she did during the conversation that lasted a good 20 minutes or so. She wrote about the experience on her Facebook page:

This woman has one of the kindest hearts in the world. She really went above and beyond to make a mentally challenged child happy. She talked to him like she was really delighted to be having a conversation with him, and his smile just lit up the whole house. As for Dragon, he talked to her like she was an old friend, the same way he does to everyone else. He never meets a stranger.

Andrews went on to write that this was the kind of VIP treatment her son really deserved after years of being bullied by other students. Already a vulnerable target because of his disabilities, he’s a huge fan of My Little Pony, which we all are, but imagine how difficult it might be for a teenage boy with disabilities who has no idea that liking a TV show might cause some people to think you’re weird.

You’re not weird, Dragon. And if anyone tells you otherwise, remember that Tara Strong has got your back.

(via The Daily What)

TAGS: |


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HY6FPMFWQ2OHYNW6LH57UWI6OU Cassy

    So amazing! Tara Strong is at LEAST 20% cooler in my book!

    Also, is anyone else obsessed that this kid’s name is Dragon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Sophia-May/100000092990769 Anna Sophia May

    THIS. Just this. Faith in humanity plus +20. That is just so.. sweet. She didn’t have to , but she did. :D

  • Jenn W

    OK. So that was the most heart warming thing ever. Now I have to go fix my eyeliner. Thanks Tara Strong for ruining my make-up!

  • Kath

    *Sniffle* Tara rocks.

  • Anonymous

    I KNOW!! What a cool name!

    So much “Awwww!” :D :D :D 
    “Twilight Sparkle: I love you, Dragon.
    Dragon: …love you too, Twilight.”

    Now I just love this show EVEN MORE.

  • Anonymous

    I gotta be the one to ask – Did the con refund the VIP money?

  • Anonymous

     It’s not a screen name?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R7GVNIKWG3S2UTHEQOMSZXT4M4 Anna B

    Tara Strong, loved you before this, but love you 100X more for what you did.

  • Anonymous

    my roomate’s mom got paid $ 14828 past week. she is making an incom e on the internet and bought a $481700 house. All she did was get fortunate and put into use the guide exposed on this web site 

    ⇛⇛⇛⇛► (Click At My Name For Link)

  • J R

    Bullied for liking MLP? Send out a rallying call to bronies at the school to form bodyguards.

  • Jon M

    Tara Strong is a wonderful human being. Talent and all aside, she’s just a great person and we need more people like her in this world.

  • http://twitter.com/ChurchHTucker ChurchHatesTucker

    Internet brohoof to Tara and Dragon. You both rock.

    /)*(

  • Setanta Mac Sualtam

    Once again, Tara-San asserts her position as Queen of the Bronies. <3

  • Setanta Mac Sualtam

    That is to say, a much cooler queen than that old bag who’s been all over the news lately. Amiright?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.andersonroberts Michael Anderson-Roberts

    These feels, they’re too much.

    What a kind, compassionate thing of Tara to do. God Bless that woman.

  • http://twitter.com/FionaLFKelly Fiona Kelly

    Oh man!  I didn’t think 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2FWBF4JECEUSJKVW3I6WPD36DE Fran

    Super like!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2FWBF4JECEUSJKVW3I6WPD36DE Fran

    Did anybody ask them to?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003632701783 Martin Leykauf

    Tara, you are awesome. :D

  • Jamie Jeans

    Pardon me, just crying because of how awesome and touching that was. Little things like that can mean the world to people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFHSVIZJLQPDPEB4XF57MUJ7QY MadMike

    Tara Strong really is a genuinely awesome human being, not only is she a great voice-over actress and cute as a button; she also has a heart the size of the Milky Way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gordon.valledor Gordon Amores Valledor Jr.

    Just want to think of Twilight saying “I love you, Dragon” as not just the kid but as Spike. This whole story makes my heart go- HNGGGGG. It’s so sweet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000446617721 Bastian Muñoz Basulto

    that’s just awesome! <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brittany-Correa/100001676777972 Brittany Correa

    Awwwww!

  • Meowth

    And with that, Tara Strong officially cements herself as Voice Actress Par Excellence, Made of Win Person, Heaven-Guaranteed Saint, Twilight Sparkle in Human Form, Person of the Millennium, Future Winner of every award to be made and current, Humanity’s Savior…. am I missing anything?