Arjo Atayde and Ken Chan expressed admiration for each other while bringing life anew to their TV characters with autism.
The network war was set aside by ABS-CBN actor Arjo when he did an imagined scene with GMA-7 star Ken for a short video uploaded in their respective Instagram accounts.
Arjo, who played Elai in The General's Daughter, had a crossover scene with Ken's Boyet of My Special Tatay.
Arjo and Ken channeled their characters as they greeted each other.
Ken started by saying, "Hello, ako po si Boyet po."
Arjo responded by saying, "Ako si Elai."
Ken turned to Arjo and told him, "Gusto kitang maging kaibigan, Elai."
Arjo readily agreed to be his friend.
To end the video, Arjo and Ken gave each other a big hug.
Both Arjo and Ken wrote about their encounter in their respective Instagram accounts.
Arjo wrote in his caption: "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"
Elai, Arjo's character, was recently killed off in The General’s Daughter. This Kapamilya prime-time series is scheduled to end its run this October.
Ken's character Boyet has mild intellectual disability with mild Autism Spectrum Disorder in My Special Tatay. The Kapuso series ended in March 2019.
In his Instagram account, Ken wrote in his caption: “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!”