Even posting this now makes me teary. He was compassionate, kind, and patient.

Other than me including a description of the actor, I'm just going to post this as it was written by the person telling the story. When a friend's son (who was, so tragically, dying from an incurable illness) made a wish: to meet this former A list mostly movie actor but was probably C- list outside that iconic franchise, it fell on me -- the only person the dad knew who worked in the film business -- to make a call.

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KINDNESS

Other than me including a description of the actor, I’m just going to post this as it was written by the person telling the story.

When a friend’s son (who was, so tragically, dying from an incurable illness) made a wish: to meet this former A list mostly movie actor but was probably C- list outside that iconic franchise, it fell on me — the only person the dad knew who worked in the film business — to make a call. I called his agent and explained that this lovely boy watched the franchise every day and wanted to meet NOT the actor, but, rather, the actual CHARACTER that he played.

The agent begrudgingly said he’d call the actor, but also said not to get my hopes up.

90 seconds later I got a call from the actor, who immediately said yes and gave me his home address.

He not only met with the boy, but spent hours answering question after question (sometimes the same ones repeatedly), AS the character.

Even posting this now makes me teary.

He was compassionate, kind, and patient.

And it literally meant the world to this kid and his family.

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill once visited a terminally ill fan in character as Luke Skywalker

Mark Hamill will once again play farm-boy-turned-Jedi Luke Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but about eight years ago, he reprised his role for another, more emotional reason — to visit with a terminally ill fan.

On Monday, screenwriter Ed Solomon (who’s best known for writing Men in Black and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) shared the moving story of how Hamill once went above and beyond to meet a dying boy who dreamed of meeting Luke Skywalker in person.

“When a friend’s son (who was, so tragically, dying from an incurable illness) made a wish: to meet Luke Skywalker, it fell on me — the only person the dad knew who worked in the film business — to make a call,” Solomon wrote on Twitter.

“Not knowing Mark,” he continued, “I called his agent and explained that this lovely boy watched Star Wars every day and wanted to meet NOT Mark Hamill, but, rather, the actual CHARACTER that he played (the boy’s own mental state had devolved past the point of being able to grok that Luke was fictional). The agent begrudgingly said he’d call Mark, but also said not to get my hopes up. 90 seconds later I got a call from @HamillHimself, who immediately said yes and gave me his home address.”

The next day, Hamill paid them a visit.

“He not only met with the boy, but spent hours answering question after question (sometimes the same ones repeatedly), AS ‘Luke,’” Solomon added. “Even posting this now makes me teary. He was compassionate, kind, and patient. And it literally meant the world to this kid and his family.” – Source