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Tyler Christopher Pays a Special Visit to Maurice Benard


Whether you are navigating the ups or the downs of life, it’s comforting to have your friends by your side to cheer you on or lift you up. A friend to support him during a difficult moment is exactly what daytime alum Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Stefan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) recently found in his former GH co-star Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Christopher, who was recently arrested for public intoxication, shared on Instagram that he received a call from Benard’s wife, Paula, with an invitation to the couple’s California farm. “When Paula asked me if I wanted to spend the day with the GOAT, I assumed she meant Maurice,” he wrote, referring to the acronym that means someone is the Greatest Of All Time in their field. “I was very much looking forward to spending time with my good friend of 25 years.”

While Christopher did spend time with Benard that day, he also hung out with an actual goat — Benard’s Nigerian dwarf goat, Buddy! “Little did I know I’d have a therapy session with Buddy,” Christopher confessed. “Nature, animals, and friendship are some of the most healing elements one can have in a time of need.”

Christopher enjoyed getting back to nature.Instagram

On his Instagram page, Benard shared two videos of his barnyard hangout with Christopher and the family’s menagerie of goats, llamas, and other animals. “Sometimes, when you just need to rejuvenate, all you need is a little love from Buddy the Goat and friends,” the daytime legend captioned his post, which you can see here.

It sounds like a day outside in the sunshine on the Benard family farm was exactly what Christopher needed! “Thank you, Paula and Buddy, for making me feel at home,” he concluded.

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