"Roots" star John Amos is a doting granddad and does what it takes to keep a smile on his loved one's faces. A recent video showed him singing to his granddaughter on her birthday.
Actor John Amos knows it's not always possible to be with your family on special days, but the actor makes sure to show up whichever way he can.
For his granddaughter, Quiera Noelle's 29th birthday, the "Roots" actor showed his affection through a sweet video call, which was befitting since she has encouraged him to use social media in the past.
The post, which was shared on John's daughter, Shannon Amos' Instagram story, showed the actor on a call with his daughter and granddaughter.
Shannon and Queira looked radiant, sporting huge smiles as they spoke to the "Good Times" actor. Along with some purple heart emojis, the photo was captioned:
"When your grandad sings Happy Birthday to you. Your heart melts! @qui.noelle."
THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Shannon also went on to post more cute photos from Queira's birthday celebration, which included a birthday dinner in a cenote that was decked out with wines from different regions in the world.
The birthday girl looked stunning in a yellow dress with thin straps and a high slit. She wore her hair in a sleek bun, which cast the limelight on her gorgeous face and chic feathery earrings.
JOHN AMOS' RISE TO FAME
John is well known for acting in a number of beloved movies since the early '70's when he starred as the stern patriarch in the sitcom "Good Times."
[John] criticized the film industry for being "creatively bankrupt."
Although he was eventually fired from the role, he was able to save his career when he was cast as Kunta Kinte in the original miniseries "Roots," which aired in 1977.
THE IMPACT OF "ROOTS"
When "Roots" aired in 1977, it broke records becoming the most-watched television series in the U.S. The show opened viewers' eyes to the real events that led to slavery and its generational effects.
Three decades later, the series was re-released on DVD, and in 2016, The History Channel released a remake of the series to which John was skeptical about its impact on the current generation of viewers.
John felt that the world had changed, and the subject matter of slavery was now so widely talked about that the "Roots" remake would not have the same impact as it did initially.
The "Men In Trees" actor also criticized the film industry for being "creatively bankrupt" and re-using old material instead of coming up with new ideas for films and series.