John Boyega Visits Kids in Hospital Dressed as 'Star Wars' Character

by Elizabeth VanMetre 7:10 AM PDT, March 14, 2016
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Turns out, John Boyega is not only a hero on the big screen -- but in real life too.

The 23-year-old actor made a 5-year-old patient's dream come true when he visited him at The Royal Hospital in London Friday dressed as his Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, Finn.

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Daniel Bell, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, might be small, but he's a huge fan of The Force. Boyega shared the sweet story of his visit in a touching Instagram post.

"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!" he captioned the PicStitched snap. "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."

Instead of focusing on his illness, the young Bell got to focus on learning some killer lightsaber moves and passing out teddy bears to his fellow patients.

"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," Bell's mom, Rosalind Bell, told the Belfast Telegraph.

"Daniel is still totally overwhelmed, I have never seen him so happy," she added on Facebook.

Boyega noted to the UK-based paper that he was deeply touched by what "an amazing and inspirational boy" Bell is.

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"It was also great to meet the children at The Royal London Hospital and be a part of something so positive," he added.

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