The Touching Parenting Advice Mike Myers Received From Adam Sandler

Celebrity friends Mike Myers and Adam Sandler shared beautiful words on what it means to be a dad

Everything changed for Mike Myers back in 2011 when his wife Kelly Tisdale gave birth to their son Spike.

At the Food Bank for New York City Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner on Wednesday evening, Myers spoke to PEOPLE about being a dad; “what can I say that’s profound that hasn’t been said a million times?”

He told the story of how he got a call from his good friend Adam Sandler back when his wife was pregnant with Spike. Sandler lives in L.A. while Myers lives in New York, so they weren’t seeing each other as often as they had when Myers was still on the West Coast.

Sandler calls him out of the blue after the news of Tisdale’s pregnancy was released and he tells him, “You’re going to love fatherhood.”

Myers continues the story saying, “He said it’s like that first time you fall in love and you’re 12 years old—only every day. He said it’s like finding a room, like in a dream, in your house you never knew you had, and that’s going to be your heart.”

Myers admits, “I had no idea how true that was going to be. You do kind of become a father to all the children.” 

Now a father of three, the actor also has daughters Sunday Molly, 2, and Paulina Kathleen, 5 months. Fatherhood has really expanded Myers’ feelings of compassion, especially on a global scale. “You can relate to troubles everywhere. One of the things I’m most proud of is our Prime Minister Justin Trudea accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees after the 2014 attacks in Ottawa.” 

Myers explains how this touched his heart. “To make that kind of choice, that’s what fatherhood does for people; to go, ‘We’re going to double down on compassion. We’re not going to give into fear.’ For me it’s really awakened that tendency I’ve had my whole life.”

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