A 'Star Wars' Surprise: Mark Hamill Shocks Kids at Florida Children's Hospital
He used the force to bring joy.
A day before kicking off the official Star Wars 40th anniversary celebration in Orlando, Mark Hamill surprised young Jedi at the Florida Hospital for Children Wednesday, showing them the ways of "The Force."
The actor visited the hospital along with characters from the film, like R2-D2 and Stormtroopers, as well as folks dressed in costume to lift the spirits of the kids who are being looked after inside the facility.
The Starlight Children’s Foundation and Lucasfilm teamed up for the very special event, which also featured lightsaber battles, giveaways, Star Wars-themed coloring activities.
In addition, Starlight launched Starlight VR, a new initiative aimed at placing virtual reality headsets in hospitals across the country.
“Starlight VR is a groundbreaking program that will entertain, educate and inspire the imaginations of hospitalized kids across the U.S. through one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences," the hospital wrote on Facebook.
Following his day at the hospital, Hamill tweeted: “Thanks @FloridaHospital 4 letting me visit the kids in your care & @StarlightUS 4 providing #SW backpacks filled w/goodies!”
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