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Star Wars Actor Skips Talk Show, Visits Sick Kids In Hospital Instead


The Force is strong with this one …

Star Wars actor, Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the series of popular films, skipped a promotional appearance for the latest record-setting film, The Force Awakens.

He did so for a very good reason – a visit to sick children at a well-known British hospital.

Via KRON 4:

“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill skipped a recent promotional appearance for “The Force Awakens” to visit sick kids at a British hospital.

The actor, who portrays Luke Skywalker in the films, posted an image from the visit to his Twitter account.

It shows a young boy he identifies as “Oscar” listening to his heart with a toy stethoscope.

“Thanks for the check-up, Oscar,” Hamill wrote.

At the time, the other cast members of the new “Star Wars” flick were taping an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show,” Hamill told The Independent newspaper.

Here is Hamill’s tweet:

While describing the Star Wars movies as “optimistic and hopeful stories,” as well as “a couple of hours of diversion from reality” that people need, Hamill also put things in perspective.

“In comparison to what we can do with this [the hospital],” he explained, “last night [the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens] is very trivial.”

Bravo Skywalker, bravo!

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FB – A kind man, he is.