Michael J. Fox reacts to viral heartwarming photos with Christopher Lloyd

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd sparked a seriously sweet online fan reaction following their emotional reunion at New York Comic Con on Saturday.

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The actors looked visibly moved as they took to the stage for a panel discussion about their partnership in the beloved Back to the Future trilogy. In one touching moment, Michael and Christopher could be seen hugging one another in a warm embrace.

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Whilst fans were quick to share their delight, it was Michael J. Fox who arguably had the best reaction. Taking to his Instagram stories, the 61-year-old reshared the viral snap which made the rounds across social media.

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He captioned his photo: "Great Lloyd. Thank you @newyorkcomiccon you were wonderful!"


The actors shared an emotional embrace

Michael's reaction is just the tip of the iceberg. One video on Twitter has since racked up more than 9.3 million views. "Damn that made me cry. God bless Michael J. Fox," wrote one, whilst a second penned: "Marty Mcfly & Doc will always be my favorite".

"Two heroes, right there," wrote a third, and a fourth added: "Oh, I'm definitely crying lol".

Michael's endearing reaction comes after the star opened up about the death of his 92-year-old mother, Phyllis Fox. According to the MailOnline, Michael made the sad revelation during his Comic Com appearance.


Michael and Christopher spoke at Comic Con in New York

Recalling a funny story about his late mother, the actor explained: "I was 23 years old, and I called her, she was in Canada, and I said, 'They want me to do this Steven Spielberg movie, but I have to do it at night and I have to do Family Ties in the daytime.' And she replied, 'You'll be too tired.'"

He added, "To this day — well, till two weeks ago — my mother thought it was a really bad idea for me to do Back to the Future. She loved the movie, [but she was right], I got tired."


Michael played Marty McFly in the cult trilogy

Phyllis was dedicated to raising awareness for diabetes and Parkinson's disease, something Michael himself has suffered with since being diagnosed at the age of 29.

Since taking a break from acting, the star has raised over $1billion to help find a cure for the debilitating disease via his organization, The Michael J. Fox foundation.

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