Disney Pixar's latest movie, "Coco," has been dominating the box offices since its release last month, and for good reason.
The animated movie tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel and his adventure to the "land of the dead."
The Dia de los Muertos-inspired film has been praised for the way it embraces Mexican culture in an accurate way, which is something the Latinx community has been waiting to see on movie screens for decades.
The fan explains that for him and his family, watching movies is often difficult because of the language and cultural barriers.
"But now there's Coco," he wrote. "Not only did you make a movie for mi gente, you've also made it viewable in THEATERS in SPANISH!"
The fan goes on to explain why the film has made such an impact on him.
"Last night, for the first time in my life, I took my mom to the movies," the fan wrote. "We went to the movies like real Americans do! My mother had tears in her eyes. She hadn't been to a movie theater in over 30 years. She has always felt a bit out of place in the states. But last night, she forgot she was not from here. She felt at home. And of course the movie made us cry too!"
The author had no idea the director would see the message, let alone post it to his 159k followers.
Unkrich, who's not Mexican himself, has previously explained his interest in Dia de Los Muertos: "It just felt like a really strong universal idea that we could explore and make a really interesting film from, a film that could be entertaining and musical and, you know, full of adventure and bright colors and, you know, lots of comedy, but at the same time have a real emotional core, which is what we always look for in our films at Pixar."