I fall in l♥ve with the wise, old people in books and movies.
A while ago, I picked up Water for Elephants while perusing at my fave bookstore. I was right in the middle of the Millenium Trilogy at the time so it took a while for me to get to it but, when I finally did, I blew through it - cover to cover in a day.
One of the best books I've read in a while, it was heartbreaking and funny and, well, I'm a total sucker for love stories.
Naturally, I had to see the movie as well and wouldn't you know it, my favourite character was the old man telling his crazy circus tales. He's neck and neck with the old lady from Titanic and Mr. Fredricksen from Up in my book.
Happy Leap Day!