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E.T. and Elliott are back together after 37 years

Sadly, it's just a commercial.
Young stars of the 1982 movie "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," from left, Henry Thomas, Robert McNaughton and Drew Barrymore pose in North Hollywood, July 15, 1985. "E.T." was re-released this weekend. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — They first met 37 years ago and quickly became best friends.

One was charming and intelligent – but didn’t really fit in.

The other – was a little boy named Elliott.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial broke the box office back in 1982. It took a genre that often centers around fear of the unknown and turned it into a timeless story of trust, acceptance and perseverance.

Now, America’s favorite alien has reunited with the brave boy who helped him phone home – but the boy is all grown up.

Actor Henry Thomas teams up with E.T. in a four-minute commercial for Comcast Xfinity.

They eat cupcakes with Reese’s Pieces together – and bike across the moon.

Now, that’s some serious reminiscing.

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