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December 01, 2015

'Seinfeld' cast wishes dying father of Philly man happy birthday

Son's request leads to kindness from actors

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Seinfeld Philadelphia kindness James Calder/YouTube

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Wayne Knight, aka Elaine and Newman from Seinfeld, wish James Calder a happy birthday after his son reached out to them.

Jimmy Calder, a Philadelphia resident, wanted to make his sick dad's birthday special this year.

His father, James Calder, was suffering from a rare form of non-smoking lung cancer, and since he was so ill, the Jimmy decided to reach out to his friends and families to record video messages to wish his dad a happy birthday.

Well, not just his friends and family - Jimmy also reachced out to the cast of Seinfeld, according to an essay he penned for the Huffington Post.

He thought it was a shot in the dark and that the actors wouldn't get back to him, but tried anyway since James was such a huge fan of the show. Here's the thing, though: they responded, in both hilarious and heart warming ways.

Here's just a few samplings of the video responses sent from cast members of the legendary comedy series:

John O'Hurley, aka J. Peterman:

Patrick Warburton, aka David Puddy:

Wayne Knight, aka Newman:

Larry Thomas, aka the Soup Nazi:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, aka Elaine:

You can check out the rest of the videos on Calder's YouTube page hereMore importantly, you can donate to the American Cancer Society in his father's name here.

James Calder passed away at the age of 67 earlier this month, but not before the cast's kindness humbled the Calder family "to their core."