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Father’s dying request is to see third Hobbit film

Scott Stouffer, from Chicago, is sadly suffering from terminal cancer. His daughter, Jesse, posted a video on YouTube that her father’s last request is to see the final Hobbit film due out this December.

In the video, Jesse says:

We have a family tradition of seeing Hobbit movies together. But my father is suffering from terminal cancer. He is not expected to make it to December. As this is when The Hobbit movie is going to be released, one wish we would like to fulfil is to have this family tradition continue. And see if my family would be able to see it together before December. In order to spread the word about this, We are using the hashtag #HobbitMovieLastRequest to get the word out to the directors and creators in order to continue this family tradition [..] It would mean the world to me and my family. Thanks for helping keep a Family Tradition alive, and for helping to answer my father’s last wish.

If you support Jesse’s campaign, please share the video via social media with the #HobbitMovieLastRequest hashtag.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner

Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien’s works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.


  • Very sadly, could not watch the video in the post, got the following message “This video contains content from WMG. It is restricted from playback on certain sites.”

    No idea who WMG are, but they seem to be Killjoys in helping these people from achieving the outcome that they want.

    Not good.

    Looks like this is because I have an ad-blocker on my computer,

    Hopefully Jesse’s father will get the chance to see the last Peter Jackson Tolkien film.

    • Editing does not work, so I will try again.

      “Very sadly, could not watch the video in the post, got the following
      message “This video contains content from WMG. It is restricted from
      playback on certain sites.”

      No idea who WMG are, but they seem to be Killjoys in helping these people from achieving the outcome that they want.

      Not good.”

      This seems to be a local computer problem and you can see the video, hope that the family get the solution that they wish for 🙂

  • Cora Quinn

    Unfortunately, Mr. Stouffer passed away on 12 December 2014. He was unable to see the film with his family.