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Feel Good Friday: Who Ya Gonna Call?

October 27, 2018

Something strange in the neighborhood happened in Sacramento, California, Monday as a 5-year-old boy with a congenital heart defect lived out his Ghostbusters fantasy.

The boy, London, has already survived multiple open heart surgeries due to his heart defect, which was diagnosed 15 hours after he was born, according to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Helping him to get through his health struggles, he told Make-A-Wish, is his love of the original films, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson.

“He’ll come out of [what]ever room he’s in, ‘Oh it’s time to hunt ghosts,’ and put on his pack and get hunting ghosts at the house or at the park,” London’s dad, Stuart Greet, told ABC News’ Kanya Whitworth. “I don’t know why he likes it so much, but something about it has really grabbed him.”

Ernie Hudson, via video, informed London that he would be joining the Ghostbusters crew with a big assignment: Saving the city of Sacramento from ghosts.

Sony, the production company behind Ghostbusters, outfitted London with official equipment, including a proton pack, PKE meter, Ecto goggles and a uniform with his name on it.

The entire city of Sacramento -- from the mayor to the police and fire departments -- came together to help London fight ghosts.

Just like the original Ghostbusters rode the Ecto-1 through New York City, London traveled throughout Sacramento busting ghosts and a giant marshmallow man.

“Best day ever,” London told Whitworth.

At the end of his ghost-busting travels, London followed a trail of marshmallows to a stage setup at Sacramento’s Waterfront Park.

There, in front of the city’s mayor, police chief and fire chief, London was credited for saving the day.