It breaks my heart that William Joyce lost his daughter. She was only 18 when she died. Though “technically” an adult, she was Mr. Joyce’s little girl. Whom he created the Guardians stories for when she asked if Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny knew each other. This story may never have come to be if not for her simple childhood wonder and she was never even able to see the movie that has now touched thousands.
I think she should share in the thanks for helping to inspire such a beloved story we have quickly come to cherish.
Rest in Peace Mary Katherine. The Guardians are watching over you.
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