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For one day in 2010, I was the chaffeur for Frank Costanza.

I was a reporter for the New York Daily News, and I pitched a story on the many "Seinfeld" filming locations in NYC.

I called Jerry Stiller and asked if he'd ever been to the Costanza home.

He hadn't.

So I drove him.
The plan was just to park near the Costanza house and take a few photos outside to accompany my story.

But when we got there, Jerry Stiller said he wanted to ring the bell and see if anyone was home.

Luckily, videographer Julia Xanthos was there to capture what happened.
Fun fact: The family of Bessie and Jack Lopipero, who lived in the Costanza home, stayed in touch after this story. Bessie even knitted a scarf for me!
After we left the Lopipero house, I knew I’d experienced something I’d never forget.
We took one last photo outside. Catch Bessie in the window!
But our story didn't end there. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara sent me Festivus cards every year!
And when I left the Daily News, I received a phone call from an old source. Jerry Stiller said he heard I'd accepted another job, and he wanted to wish me well. What a classy man.
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