Octavio Ocaña ‘Benito’, the hummingbird that will always take care of ‘Neighbors’


Octavio Ocanathe actor who gave life to ‘Benedict‘ in the series Televisa: Neighbourspassed away tragically and unexpectedly, just in the month of October 2021, a loss that also marked his fans and scene partners.

Octavio Ocaña, was a young man and many people seeing him remembered his childish face and how endearing his character was in this series, for his spontaneity, joy, tenderness, talent and charisma, that’s why they also honored him on the show.

The program ‘Neighbors’ has been on the air for 12 seasons and this last one ended last Sunday, so the nostalgia and the emotional scenes in the final program were present from start to finish, especially when ‘Benito’ was remembered.

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Octavio Ocana

Octavio Ocaña ‘Benito’, the hummingbird that will always take care of ‘Neighbors’. Photo: Facebook.

After this terrible loss, the program had to continue, but not without paying a first tribute to the endearing character, without imagining that it would be one of the most emotional moments and that it even went viral in this digital age.

This is the scene in which the entire cast, including the ‘parents’ of ‘Benito’ say goodbye to ‘Benito’, who in fiction is going to Los Angeles to star in a series with the role of an angel.

The scene made an impact because of the emotional charge that was in it, since it was already known that Ocaña had lost his life and that we would never see “Benito” with his “Neighbors” again, so the actors and actresses gave themselves up and got carried away in this beautiful tribute in which even, at the end of this same scene, an orange bird appears for the first time, when the ‘Neighbors’ look at the sky and say the phrase: “Fly high!”, whose species we now know .

The hummingbird is a wink for the viewer, not everyone will notice it, but those who are fans of the series surely will,” explained producer Elías Solorio.

According to the producer, the hummingbird later appears in significant scenes of the program where ‘Benito’ is mentioned as another of the tributes planned for the actor.

In the chapter where ‘Liz’ and ‘Lorena’ do the casting of ‘Snow White’, their presence became a little more evident, but in the other chapters it is somewhat subliminal and it is a bit to pay tribute to Octavio, “he shared the producer.

Other occasions in which the hummingbird appeared this season were: during a video call between ‘Liz’ and the ‘Neighbours‘ , a call that identifies ‘Benedict‘ that the idea of ​​’Frankie’ already exists, a scene at a neighborhood meeting where they send their regards and when ‘Liz’ gets a job at ‘Vanesa’s’ vet, in which it was ‘Benito’s’ job.

With these details in the scenes of the series, it was sought to give the actor Octavio Ocana, several tributes of love, respect and companionship, because for the cast he was a person who meant a lot to them, as well as the character for the production, and what better way to remember him through a beautiful symbol; The hummingbird.

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