With his major role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this past December, 23-year-old John Boyega has shot to super stardom. We already knew his was iconic, with his amazing social media tributes to his fans and International Women’s Day , but he just became even more amazing in our eyes. This past weekend, Boyega (who is British by the way) spent his time hanging out with and delivering toys to the sick children at The Royal London Hospital. Boyega was dressed as his now-iconic Star Wars character Finn, and he was joined by a very special guest, 5-year-old Daniel Bell, who was dressed as a stormtrooper. Bell has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and his wish was to meet Boyega’s Star Wars character, Finn, and hand out toys with him.
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. 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.
The duo, along with a little girl dressed as Rey, spent their time delivering toys and having lightsaber battles. Boyega told the Belfast Telegraph “When I heard about Daniel’s wish to meet Finn, I jumped at the chance to make it come true. It was fantastic to be a part of his very special wish with Rays of Sunshine.” Daniel Bell’s mom took to Facebook to thank the Star Wars star for making her son’s dream come true. She said, “Thank you so so much Rays of Sunshine and John Boyega for granting Daniel’s wish to meet Finn and take toys to the hospital. It was just amazing, I have no words! Daniel is still totally overwhelmed, I have never seen him so happy.”
This is literally too many feels for Monday.