ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

After the release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, one thing became abundantly clear: The new cast is totally awesome. Between their interviews, interactions with fans and presence on social media, the actors behind these new characters are fantastic people.

In case you needed any further convincing that John Boyega is a gem of a man, the actor behind everyone's favorite rogue stormtrooper recently visited The Royal London Hospital dressed as his character Finn.

With the help of the Rays Of Sunshine nonprofit, Boyega spent the day visiting with children, distributing Star Wars toys and even engaging in a lightsaber battle, all while staying in character:

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.

Originally, the plan was for five-year-old Daniel Bell (pictured above) to meet with Boyega one on one, but he had other plans. The young stormtrooper asked if he could share his wish and help brighten the days of other children in the hospital:

Layla: Finn where's Rey?

Finn: I don't know, I got beat by kylo and I can't remember anything

Layla: okay I'll be your Rey today. Okay?

Finn: okay! Lead the way.

In an interview with the Mirror, Daniel's mother expressed her gratitude to Boyega and Rays Of Sunshine:

"To see Daniel smile like that without a care in the world after everything he's been through, knowing how much time and effort Rays of Sunshine have put in to his wish and that John Boyega gave his time to make it come true, is priceless.
"These things can't be bought and really do mean the world."

Don't you love stories like this? I think we can chalk this one up as a huge win for the good guys and just one of the many reasons to love John Boyega.

Which 'Star Wars' actor would you most want to spend the day with?

(Source: Instagram, Mirror)


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