John Travolta and his family made their first public appearance in their howetown of Ocala, Florida.
Travolta, wife Kelly Preston and daughter
Ella Blue helped raise thousands of dollars for charity at a screening of "Old Dogs" on Friday.
Travolta was emotional when he thanked the crowd for supporting the family since 16-year-old Jett died Jan. 2. "We know that we are loved," the actor said. "We appreciate it. Jett appreciate it. We love you, Ocala."
The private gala raised at least $37,500 for five nonprofits.
"Old Dogs" opens in theaters Nov. 25.