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Ben Affleck Gets Emotional About Adam Driver Saving His Son's Birthday

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By Nic Morales

The Daredevil duo, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, just recently celebrated the eighth birthday of their shared son, Samuel. The pair share three children together total, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel, but have been divorced for a long time.

PopCulture reports that the Pearl Harbor actor appeared on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and explains how he won't ever forget the kind actions of a co-star, Adam Driver. Affleck had everything all planned out for Samuel's birthday party, but one thing didn't arrive...the presents!

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"I'm a divorced dad, I get half the time with my son, and it was his birthday! So I said to [the producers], 'I'll do whatever the schedule needs, but on the 27th, I gotta be in L.A.'" Affleck says to Jimmy Kimmel.

"So they set it up where I was shooting right up to the 27th, and then I kinda had to scramble… and I was going to land right in time for his birthday." the director of Gone Baby Gone continued.

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"We had presents set up and everything was getting shipped and sent, and I was gonna pick it up and go to his surprise party," Affleck continued. He adds in that although his son understands the hectic lives of his parents, but also truly knows that "Star Wars is real".

"So, I told him that I'm actually in this movie with Kylo Ren and his mind, like, opened in two," Affleck threw in, referring to the character Adam Driver plays in the franchise.

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"He was like, 'But, Dad?! But, how?! How do you know Kylo Ren?! Are you going to space?! Will he have his lightsaber?! Good Kylo Ren?!' And I was like, 'Yes, the good Kylo Ren, not the bad Kylo Ren.'"

"So it meant I had to show up to my son's party with no gift for him. And there was this sort of sinking, awful feeling. And then he goes, 'But, there is something…well, Adam heard you say it was your son's birthday and he called your assistant,'" Affleck reflects.

"He got your address and sent some presents and signed a card and a picture of Kylo Ren. And I took those presents and went and…saw my son."

Ben Affleck and son, Samuel.
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Watched him open all his other presents and I said, 'Sam, my presents didn't get here on time…but I did get a present from somebody who really wanted to make sure you had a gift.' And he was like, 'Who?' And I was like, 'Kylo Ren.'"

"He opened the presents and I played him the video, and it was an incredibly moving and powerful moment. Adam made me a hero to my kid, and I will never, ever, ever forget that," Affleck confirms.

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