Amy Schumer captured her dad's reaction to meeting Goldie Hawn. It's priceless.

Amy Schumer's father, Gordon, adores Goldie Hawn.

Or, to put it as Schumer did on her Instagram, Hawn is "the love of his life" — which makes what happened on May 2, 2017, even better.  

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Schumer and Hawn have become close after filming "Snatched," a comedy in which Hawn plays Schumer's mother.

The stars of the film are in the middle of a press junket ahead of Mother's Day weekend, when the film will be released in theaters. The occasion allowed for Gordon, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, to finally meet his Hollywood idol. Schumer, of course, was there to record it all.

Watch Gordon break down in tears before meeting Hawn in Schumer's sweet Instagram video:

My dad meeting the love of his life @officialgoldiehawn

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"Why are you crying?" Amy asks her teary dad moments before Hawn walks into the room. Gordon pauses for a moment before quipping, "the weather," to laughs.

The video captures a heartfelt moment that becomes even sweeter once you understand the bond Schumer and her dad share.

Gordon was diagnosed with M.S. when Schumer was a child, and it has shaped her career and comedy in meaningful ways.

"It's the most painful thing in the world to just watch this person that you love ultimately just digress and kind of decompose," Schumer told NPR in 2013. "And it's too heavy and you have to find a way to laugh at it."

We gon be alright

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Gordon was the inspiration behind Schumer's father in the comedian's hit 2015 film "Trainwreck," where actor Colin Quinn played a flawed (but somehow likable) curmudgeon of a dad who also had M.S. The complicated, contentious, loving relationship between Schumer and Quinn on-screen reflected the dynamic between Schumer and her real-life dad.

Gordon's diagnosis decades ago also inspired Schumer to be a champion for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, redirecting the extra attention she often gets from fame to the group's amazing work.  

And in December 2016, Schumer once again showed the world how much her father means to her when she bought back her dad's old farmhouse — a property the family had lost many years ago, shortly after Gordon's diagnosis and after his furniture business went belly-up, pulling the Schumers into bankruptcy.

Reading my book to my dad felt pretty good.

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Having a sick parent is tough. But for Schumer, it provides at least one upside: It helps you cherish the little things.

Such as a funny, sweet Instagram video of your dad meeting his idol.

"I love to laugh," Schumer told "CBS Sunday Morning" back in 2015. "I seek laughter all the time. I think that's something that also comes with having a sick parent, is you don't know what's going to happen. ... I want to, like, experience all I can and make as many memories as I can."

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