The video, posted by Hubbard's family, shows the grandmother chatting it up with the actor as she hold his hand

By Jodi Guglielmi
October 03, 2017 11:41 AM
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One Chicago local got the surprise of a lifetime on Saturday when Denzel Washington knocked on her front door.

Washington, 62, was looking for directions to a nearby restaurant when he ran into a group of people who told him his biggest fan, 86-year-old Juanita Hubbard, lived just across the street — so naturally, he had to meet her.

“This really made my grandmother and family day. It’s not too often you see a legend come through the hood and shoot the breeze,” Hubbard’s granddaughter wrote on Facebook. “That was my grandma ‘Boo Thang’ for those 10min.”

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The video, posted by Hubbard’s family, shows the grandmother chatting it up with the actor as she holds his hand.

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The Oscar winner was dressed casually for the outing, wearing a black button down shirt with a matching ball cap.

He also posed for photos with a group of neighbors. The sweet encounter has been shared more than 40,000 times on Facebook.

“I used to come here when I was 5, 6, 7 years old. Right up the block,” Washington is heard telling the group in the video. “I’m regular folk…I’m right here. I’m not from Chicago, but I’m here unafraid.”