Dick Goddard Surprises Young Fan on His Birthday

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STOW, Ohio -- Dick Goddard received a few surprises on his 27 Celsius birthday (that's 337 in dog years!), and he also managed to surprise one of his biggest fans.

While Dick was delivering one of his trusted forecasts during Fox 8 News at 6 on Friday, Bayley Patterson, 11, held a birthday party in his honor.

About 25 of her friends gathered at her Stow home where there were decorations, cupcakes and an excited hostess who wore a Woollybear shirt that read, "Happy Birthday Dick Goddard."

As everyone at the party gathered around to watch Dick's weather segment on the news, Bayley's picture popped up on the television screen.

Dick gave Bayley a big shout out and thanked her for hosting the party.

"Amazing! It was cool; I liked it. I’ve never been on TV before!" Bayley said.

Bayley became a huge Dick Goddard fan about two years ago.

She said it all started as she watched his weather forecast one Christmas.

Now she faithfully watches tunes in every weeknight at 6 p.m.

"Bayley is very compassionate, and for whatever reason, she likes to watch him, and she likes the Woollybear Festival and some of the things he talks about, and the pets that he does. So, they do have some things in common that matter to her as well as to him,” explained Bayley's mom, Leah Patterson."

Dick also called Bayley on the phone to personally thank her.

He plans to send his loyal fan Woollybear stickers and a t-shirt.

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