The story, advised in a multi-tweet thread, comes to a pal of Fogelman's named Alex Hanan, who met Martin forward of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway display, which he used to be set to wait with Fogelman.Hanan, Fogelman defined, "is greater than existence." "Good-looking and fascinating as hell, with the most efficient head of hair you have ever observed. He is additionally obsessed w 'Recreation of Thrones' like no person you have ever recognized."When Fogelman arrived on the theater, he discovered that his buddy controlled to get Martin's mobile phone quantity and invited himself to have pizza with Martin and his spouse after the display. "The Springsteen display ends. It is superb. Alex, as I knew he would, straight away texts George. And to my absolute surprise... George R Martin writes Alex again!" he wrote. "He tells us to satisfy them at a neighborhood pizza joint."After consuming pizza for "an hour or two" and playing dialog, they parted tactics. Hanan even scored a small memento from Martin -- a Westeros coin. "Here is what George R Martin did not know that evening. My good-looking, well-haired, higher than existence good friend Alex is fighting a random case of degree four lung most cancers," Fogelman wrote. "He's going to cross away a 12 months later. I will be able to devote then S3 premiere of This Is Us to him."He endured: "However for that whole 12 months, Alex by no means stops speaking about his evening together with his hero. And, in flip, I will be able to by no means prevent telling that tale. Or, larger image: Alex's tale." Fogelman shared a photograph of Hanan and Martin's assembly. "For our pals, observing this season's GOT might be bittersweet with out Alex texting us hectic spoilers," Fogelman wrote. "However it is going to even be a reminder of our buddy, who we pass over extraordinarily. And for me; no longer only a reminder of the facility of storytelling. But additionally additionally a reminder of the significance of kindness (for no different reason why than being sort) in this day and age." "Recreation of Thrones" premiered the primary episode of its ultimate season on Sunday on HBO. "Our buddy, Alex Hanan, is observing TV this night from above," Fogelman wrote. "Spoiling each unmarried expose for everybody up there, using everybody nuts."