03/01/2014 09:04 EST | Updated 03/03/2014 08:59 EST

Rob Ford, Jimmy Kimmel Meet At L.A. Airport (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had a welcoming committee when he touched down at the Los Angeles airport Saturday. Ford's spokesman Amin Massoudi tweeted out a photo of he and Ford posing with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Ford, who will appear on Kimmel's show Monday night, has been fodder for the host for several months, ever since a video surfaced last spring that showed the mayor smoking crack cocaine.

But Kimmel wasn't the only one ready to greet Ford. Entertainment show eTalk tweeted out a photo of host Tanya Kim posing with the mayor and Kimmel at the airport.

Ford is reportedly headed to the Academy Awards, too, according to the Toronto Sun.