Dream Theater legend Mike Portnoy has shared a couple of posts on his official Instagram account and experienced two different feelings at the same time.

Today, his lovely son and drummer, Max Portnoy’s 21st birthday and Mike celebrated his birthday in a cool way. He also took a video of these great moments and shared it with his followers.

Also, this day is the exact same day that famous film director Stanley Kubrick passed away. Mike also mourned Stanley’s legacy and showed his respect to another legend by saying Stanley is one of his heroes.

Mike’s first post viewed over 24.000 times less than nine hours and the other post liked over 2.500 times. The fans also shared their opinion in the comment section of the post.

Here is what Mike Portnoy wrote in the caption:

“Look what we got Max Portnoy as a birthday surprise! Alex Snowden flew in from her day off on the Doll Skin tour to surprise him! 🎉🎁🎊”

Mike about Stanley Kubrick:

“And strangely enough… Not only was March 7th, 1999 one of the happiest days of my life as my son Max Portnoy was born… But it was also a tremendously sad one for me as well as only a few hours later, one of my biggest heroes and inspirations died. 😥🎬📽 RIP”

Famous WWE star Chris Jericho added this comment:

“So Amazing!! ❤️❤️💋💋”

A fan named John Jurgeleit said:

“What a cool dad. I never got a girl for my birthday 🤣🤣 Happy Birthday Max!!!”

Another fan named Alex Huerta wrote:

“One of the best things about social media it’s to enjoy these moments with you. This makes us feel like we are part of your family.”

You can check his posts below.