If you haven’t had a chance to catch the new TV show Better Late Than Never airing on NBC Mondays at 9:00 pm – I’d suggest tuning in!
The show highlights the zany friendship between the five globe-trotting semi-retired stars – Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye – as they set off on a wildly entertaining journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco.
Their adventures aren’t just entertaining – they subtly include life-long journeys that help them connect with their ancestry, lost friends/family and help them to gain renewed perspectives on their lives while sharing this all with their “new found” FRAMILY (when friends become like family). Friendship is clearly more than a social connection. Friends offer each other help, loyalty, protection, support, unselfish love, and moral guidance. Friendship is one of the primary relationships in life, a tie at times exceeding that which bonds blood relatives.
Their international travels also include moving and heartfelt moments as a few cast members reconnect with their pasts, from Winkler retracing the path of family members in Berlin, some of whom were killed in Auschwitz, to Foreman’s emotional meeting with the Lithuanian family of the man who launched his legendary career.
While the show is filled with moments of slapstick, good old gut wrenching belly laughter and happy crying tears, the value of FRAMILY should not be lost on any of us. So keep moving, value family and framily because it is BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!