Both actors became prominent on TV for playing characters with autism. In The General's Daughter, Atayde played Elijah "Elai" Sarmiento, the son of Nanang Sabel (Maricel Soriano) who has autism. His performance on the show was praised by the Autism Society of the Philippines.
Similarly, Ken Chan plays Boyet in My Special Tatay, a father who has a mild intellectual disability under the mild autism spectrum.
As the two met, both began to pay tribute to their characters and play them together, acting out a scene on what would happen if Elai met Boyet.
"We both missed our characters and thought it would be nice to bring them back to life to meet each other," Arjo wrote on his Instagram post. "Much freakin' respect, Ken! Hello from Elai and Boyet! We miss you! THANK YOU!"
Meanwhile, on his Instagram post, Ken expressed his admiration for the ABS-CBN actor.
"Isang karangalan ang isabuhay ang kwento ng isang tao na may Autism. Masaya kami ni @arjoatayde at naging bahagi kami kahit papano ng kanilang buhay," Chan wrote. "Huwag natin kalimutan na ang tanging kailangan nila ay pagmamahal. @arjoatayde saludo ako sayo!"
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