The time I met Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin

Man, I was bummed to hear the news of Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin's passing at the age of 45. When I was younger I used to watch Rob and Big all of the time, and I have to tell you, Big Black was the reason I watched. 

Big was a funny guy on the show and I always loved how comfortable he was with being a big dude. I've been a big guy my whole life and watching someone who was comfortable in their own skin the way Big was was a total inspiration. The guy proved that if you're an overall good person, looks shouldn't matter.

Back in 2014, I had the pleasure of meeting Big. He made an appearance at the bar I used to work out and he was just as genuine and funny in real life as he was on Rob and Big. Him and I spent a few minutes chatting about girls, his t.v. shows and life overall. I told him that I really got into Rob and Big in college and I admired how he was always comfortable with being a big guy since I'm a big guy myself. I'll never forget what he said. He replied  "Man it ain't about how you look, it's about how you feel and make others feel. But if it was about looks, just remember, you got a big beard. We should start our own thing called Big Black and Big Beard." I laughed and went back to bartending. 

I know a lot of people don't concern themselves with the lives of celebrities, but Big Black was one of those awesome dudes, and I hope he rests in peace.

 
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