One of my favorite characters in the This Man Series is Jesse and Ava's security that goes by the name "Big John". He is described as a "big silent giant that turns out to be the big, friendly giant, but I still wouldn't want to cross him." by Ava. To everyone else though, he is a huge, intimidating, almost terrifying man who would do ANYTHING to protect his employers/friends. He's part of their family and they love him, and in turn YOU love him.
I happen to have my very own Big John, and he happens to look JUST LIKE the way Jesse's is described. (All but for the gold tooth ;-) He even has that deep, resonating voice!
He's my husband's life-long, great friend from middle school, and he was also a groomsman in our wedding! He works in security (go figure), very intimidating and can lift my husband with one hand; but he's the kindest guy, absolutely hilarious, and gives the best hugs! Meet MY Big John...
Big John and my daughter Avary when she was itty bitty! She LOVES him <3