Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the world’s shortest man at 54.6cm, has accepted Fitzy and Wippa’s invite to come to Sydney.
The 72-year-old from a remote village in Nepal is expected to land with a hero’s welcome (from Fitzy and Wippa at least) on Sunday 6 May.
He had never been on a plane until he received his award as the world’s shortest man in February this year, and lives with his five average sized brothers and two sisters making head straps for local porters.
Fitzy and Wippa have been captivated by his story and when they heard him say he wanted to use his world record breaking height to spread the word of his village, they decided to try to get him to Sydney.
It wasn’t easy. They had to send a friend of Dangi’s, Sid Llama, on a 400km journey from Kathmandu to Dangi’s village to get an answer but this morning Mr Llama was able to reveal Dangi’s answer.
“When I told him we had this invite from Sydney he was quite excited,” Mr Llama said.
“(He said) ‘this is great because again (it’s) a chance for me to put my name forward, my family’s name forward, my country forward’, so he’s pretty excited.”
It sent Fitzy and Wippa into huge celebration, and has them already talking about all the things they’d like to show Dangi when he gets here.
If you’ve got any ideas on what we should do with Dangi when he arrives, let us know in the comments section below...