John Boyega Dresses in Character to Surprise Young Star Wars Fan with Brain Tumor


Too cute! John Boyega visited the Royal London Hospital in London dressed as his Star Wars character, Finn, in order to make one little boy’s wish come true!

According to PEOPLE, the actor went Friday (Mar. 11) to the hospital, passing out toys from the movie to the sick children there. He also got to spend time with a Star Wars superfan, 5-year-old Daniel Bell, who, unfortunately, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but wished to meet Finn from the franchise. The young boy was so excited to get toys from “Finn” and have a lightsaber battle! Daniel even helped John pass out toys to the other kids.

John collaborated with children’s charity Rays of Sunshine in order to make this special day happen for Daniel. “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,” Daniel’s mom, Rosalind, wrote on Facebook Saturday. “It was just amazing, I have no words! Daniel is still totally overwhelmed, I have never seen him so happy.”

“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,” John said, according to the Belfast Telegraph. “It was also great to meet the children at The Royal London Hospital and be a part of something so positive.”

This was super cute and definitely a special moment for little Daniel! I’m sure it’s a day he’ll never forget. Kudos to John and Rays of Sunshine for making it happen!

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  1. Love this! So many times actors let their fame go to their heads but even just the little ways that they go out of their way to help others is so sweet. I hope these little ones have a magical time.

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