Marie Grover received her 100th birthday gift with the help of the girlfriend of her granddaughter Jamie Klinger. Jamie Klinger knew that Grover became a fan of Johnson more than 20 years ago and decided to surprise her with a shout-out from the actor.
Klinger decided to contact Johnson through mutual friends. In late September, she told Twitter that the plan could work. In a tweet, she tagged the actor, and he suddenly replied.
Johnson agreed to record a congratulatory clip for Grover, who saw the video message on 1 October, and on 2 October, Klinger shared it with the rest of the world:
Johnson re-posted the video and congratulated Grover once again on her anniversary, and admitted that "such cases are the best side of popularity".