A few days ago, Shaun Weiss, best known as the goalie Goldberg from “The Mighty Ducks,” marked a significant personal milestone in a heartfelt Instagram post. Fans and critics alike shared their thoughts.

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Shaun Weiss and friends as seen in an Instagram Carousel dated January 31, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/shaunweiss/

Shaun Weiss and friends as seen in an Instagram Carousel dated January 31, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/shaunweiss/

Shaun Weiss, who has acting credits in productions like “The Mighty Ducks,” which also starred Emilio Estevez, recently celebrated four years of sobriety. The celebration, shared with old friends, sparked a wave of reactions from fans, mirroring the actor’s journey.

While some fans expressed concern over Weiss’s appearance with comments like “he still doesn’t look that well” and said he and his friends “didn’t age well,” the overall sentiment skewed positive. Numerous followers expressed joy, one stating, “This makes me so happy,” as another remarked that he deserved the celebration.

Shaun Weiss and a friend as seen in an Instagram carousel dated January 31, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/shaunweiss/

Shaun Weiss and a friend as seen in an Instagram carousel dated January 31, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/shaunweiss/

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The predominant tone was one of pride, as many admirers commended Weiss for reaching this milestone. Despite some criticism over the group’s aging, the majority were thrilled to see their childhood favorites reunite.

This moment of celebration contrasts sharply with Weiss’s past troubles. In a jarring incident in January 2020, Weiss was arrested for residential burglary and methamphetamine influence in Marysville, CA. Police found him ransacking a car in a home’s garage, displaying symptoms of meth use. Weiss, whose bail was set at $52,500, faced a daunting reality.

Shaun Weiss and a friend as seen in an Instagram carousel dated January 31, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/shaunweiss/

Shaun Weiss and a friend as seen in an Instagram carousel dated January 31, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/shaunweiss/

Weiss’s struggles with substance abuse and legal issues have been public, including arrests for public intoxication, petty theft, and shoplifting. Friends and supporters rallied around him, with Drew Gallagher setting up a GoFundMe page on January 30, 2020, to assist with his treatment. The campaign, titled “Save Goldberg: Shaun Weiss Treatment Fund,” aimed to provide the necessary support for his recovery.

In a reflection of resilience and hope, Weiss, in September 2022, expressed a desire to make his journey meaningful for others, aspiring to ensure his experiences weren’t in vain.

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