Grodsky and Scheel had first encountered each other as toddlers at their preschool in Phoenix, Arizona. And while the duo were obviously both young at the time, Scheel made quite the impression on Grodsky. “I don’t remember the first time I saw her. But she was always a girl who let me follow her around,” he revealed to Today in 2017.
Even as a three-year-old, Grodsky was eager to get Scheel’s attention. And he attempted to do so by displaying his knowledge of one of the 1990s’ most popular Disney films. “I’d always try to impress her by reciting lines from movies like The Lion King and stuff like that,” he added.
By way of explanation, in 2017 Grodsky told HuffPost, “The Lion King was what all the kids were into back then. So, we would spend most of our time reciting lines from the movie on the playground.” And reenacting a popular kids’ film of the day wasn’t the only way in which Grodsky tried to influence Scheel.