Mr. Feeny is the end all-be all teacher, the one that you secretly wanted to have.
“Not in my wildest imagination, and I’m still surprised,” William told Buzzfeed about how much of an impact Mr. Feeny has had.
“I remember we were in New York and we were coming out of the theater after a matinee and there was a bus full of kids. They came out of the bus as I passed them going down Eighth Avenue, and they started yelling, ‘Feeny! Feeny!’”
He adds to his funny story, “Well, the brave one that I am, I ran around the block just to get away from them. There was a whole bus of them yelling ‘Feeny!’ while coming after me — a bus load! I just ran.”
Smart man! But, he still wants the best for young people and yes, he has major advice for you right now.
“Pay attention to the politics.”
William adds, “I’m worried about where we are right now. These are difficult times and young people have gotta form an opinion and they’ve gotta act on it. And by act on it I mean, they have to vote when there’s a chance to vote, and use their own judgments about what’s going on these days because, I think, these are difficult times, you know? Without getting into it too much.”
We’ll definitely be taking his advice.