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This Story about Mark Hamill’s Visit with a Sick Child Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi just days from its big theater debut, the franchise is the talk of pop culture. From interviews with various cast members to fans anticipating the film’s premiere – we can’t get enough. The film is going to be emotionally heavy, for many reasons, but a story told on Twitter just two days ago already pulled at our heartstrings.

Ed Solomon posted a series of tweets titled ‘Why I will love Mark Hamill Forever’ and if you weren’t sure he was an incredibly kind guy before, you’re sure to understand now.

Needless to say, we teared up just reading the story. As Ed said, not only did he say yes immediately after being asked – he went above and beyond expectations. Hamill spent hours with the boy and allowed him to ask all of his questions and being the Luke Skywalker that he needed in that moment. While we’re sure Hamill knows how important that is, it’s hard to grasp what that meant to the boy and his family.

Hamill responded to the tweets saying he feels like it’s his duty to give back because he’s been so lucky.

Not only that, he said that he much prefers to visit hospitals than talk shows.

It takes a special kind of light to give so freely of yourself, and Hamill has got it.

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