Josh Radnor's First Meeting with 'HIMYM' On-Screen Son David Henrie

Sitcom Stars Reconnect, Years After the Finale Aired

by Zain ul Abedin
Josh Radnor's First Meeting with 'HIMYM' On-Screen Son David Henrie
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In a heartwarming twist that sounds like a scene straight out of a sitcom, Josh Radnor and David Henrie of "How I Met Your Mother" fame have finally crossed paths in person. This off-screen meeting comes almost two decades since they first became an on-screen family.

The sitcom, which ran from 2005 to 2014, spun a long-winding tale with Radnor's character, Ted Mosby, narrating the epic saga of how he met his children's mother. While Henrie played his on-screen son, Luke, the two never physically shared the set, since Luke's scenes were with another character, his sister, played by Lyndsy Fonseca.

In a delightful revelation to fans on Instagram, the duo shared a snapshot of their encounter. Standing together in what appeared to be a corridor, Henrie playfully captioned the image, "Found my father. Finally," with a nod to the acronym of the beloved series.

Radnor, whose artistic pursuits extend into music, cleverly infused his post with lyrics from Cat Stevens's "Father and Son," highlighting the universal and timeless connection between parent and child.

HIMYM Cast Reunion

This special meet-up speaks volumes to the fans who followed Ted Mosby's extensive, often humorous accounts of life in New York City, alongside a close-knit group of friends.

While the narrative was projected forward to 2030, with Saget's voiceover providing the narrative framework, the young actors' responses to their father's tales were filmed in 2006 to maintain continuity in their appearances.

This strategic foresight by the show's creators allowed the storyline to maintain its authenticity without the constraints of real-time ageing—a detail that dedicated viewers will recall as they witness this in-person meeting between Radnor and Henrie.

The reunion has ignited a flurry of excitement across the fanbase, as evidenced by the flood of comments echoing the show's running jokes and catchphrases. One particularly amused fan commented, "Has he told you about meeting your mother yet? I’m sure it’s a very short and to-the-point story," showcasing the series' enduring charm and wit.