TWO Shoreham siblings had lunch with their hero after being invited to hang out with Tom Kenny, voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, at Nickelodeon’s London offices.
Charlotte and George Horlock, of Church Green, were invited after Mr Kenny heard about their Facebook and Twitter fan page, Tom Kenny is Lovely.
Miss Horlock, 22, said: “We waited for Tom for a tortuous half hour while he finished a Q and A.
“When he finally met us there was no polite handshake or awkward hello – he literally smothered us in a bear hug and started chatting away.”
Having met in the SpongeBob Room, complete with a large television playing continuous episodes of the cartoon, Mr Kenny took the pair out for lunch in Camden with his wife Jill Talley, who voices Karen in the series.
Miss Horlock said: “Meeting Tom and Jill exceeded my expectations. I was star struck at first but they made everything so easy for us.”
The Horlock siblings had previously been sent gifts from Mr Kenny on Valentine’s Day.
He wanted to thank the pair for their support and entertaining fan page.
Mr Horlock, 18, said: “It was like one of those amazing dreams that you don’t want to wake up from.
“And that’s what made it so amazing – I knew I wasn’t going to wake up.”