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This 4-year-old raised $12,000 for hungry Americans by recreating classic movie scenes with her dad

September 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A father-daughter duo in Connecticut are passing the time in lockdown by bringing their favorite movies to life, and they're feeding thousands of people across the country while doing it.

Dan Presser and his 4-year-old daughter, Madison, started recreating famous scenes from classic movies like "Pretty Woman," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Forrest Gump" in March, when the grim reality of the coronavirus pandemic first set in.

After receiving positive feedback from family and friends who loved the video, the Pressers decided to start recording more scenes at their home in Southington and sharing them online.

Since March, Madison and her dad have recreated 35 movie scenes, garnering thousands of views on YouTube and on Instagram.

But as the videos grew more popular, Presser saw an opportunity to help families struggling to make ends meet during lockdown and to even teach Madison about the importance of giving back.

Presser created a donation page to raise money for Feeding America, which he attached to all of their videos.

To help Madison cope with being out of school and away from her friends, Presser also gets her friends to record lines and email clips that he edits into scenes.

"I really like being with my friends even if it's just on your phone in movies," Madison told CNN.

Presser and Madison plan to continue recording scenes throughout the pandemic.

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