The actor is using “The Force” for good.
Using “The Force” for good, John Boyega broke out his Star Wars costume and paid a visit to children at the Royal London Hospital last Friday.
Dressed as Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the 23 year-old actor distributed toys to the kids on behalf of the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity—but he couldn’t do it alone.
Boyega called on the help of two patients, Layla and Daniel, dressed as Rey and a stormtrooper. He shares their dialogue in an Instagram post:
The young stormtrooper, Daniel, aged 5, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was granted his wish of meeting Boyega’s character, Finn. Boyega shares photos of the two of them distributing toys and battling it out with lightsabers on his Instagram.
“This little stormtrooper Daniel had a wonderful wish after seeing the force awakens. Daniel currently lives with a brain tumour and rather than having Finn to himself he wanted Finn to meet the kids at the Royal London hospital and give them some toys,” he shares.
“I stayed in character while I was with this brave boy asking him what a car was. He taught Finn about everything earth related! Really thankful for the opportunity this child granted me and I'm just humbled! I hope I played a little part in making you smile young stormtrooper.”
What an incredibly sweet story!
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