Happy 100th Birthday, “Friendly Giant” Bob Homme

By Steve Cichon

Today would have been “The Friendly Giant” Bob Homme’s 100th birthday.

The Friendly Giant and Jerome the Giraffe

I can’t be the only one who fought with my brother over which chair we’d get to sit in as the opening credits rolled…

“And a rocker over here for one who likes to rock…”

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.