A screenwriter by the name of Ed Soloman shared a heartwarming story on Tuesday about the time Mark Hamill made a sick child’s wish come true. Soloman wrote on Twitter: “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. Not knowing Mark, I called his agent and explained that this lovely boy watched Star Wars every day and wanted to meet NOT Mark Hammill, but, rather, the actual CHARACTER that he played.”
… Soloman explained that the boy’s illness had progressed to the stage where he could no longer separate fiction from reality. The agent called Hammill, who 90 seconds called Soloman. The actor not only met with the boy, but spent hours answering question after question as Luke.