The months of non-stop Star Wars hype reaches its crescendo this Friday when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hits theaters, but sadly not every little Star Wars fan is going to get to see the movie. Some kids, like the young residents of the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, probably won’t head to a theater to see The Force Awakens for a while. Thankfully, the Star Wars experience came to them.
As part of the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative, Darth Vader, Jedis, R2-D2, and Mark Hamill himself all showed up at the LA Children’s Hospital to put some smiles on young Star Wars fans’ faces. I guarantee watching the above video of adorable tots hugging R2-D2 and mugging with Luke Skywalker will brighten your day. Oh, and apparently Darth Vader is finally going to get that breathing issue checked out. About time.
Star Wars: Force for Change will be visiting seven more American children’s hospitals over the coming weeks, and will eventually take the program international. Mark Hamill wrote about his experience on Facebook…
“Thank YOU, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! Feeling the pure joy and exuberance of those children up close and personal is a gift to cherish.”
May The Force be with them all.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)