'Star Wars' Brings The Force with Children's Hospital Visit

Star Wars characters paid a visit to the patients and staff at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles on Star Wars Day. Watch the highlights!

This one will melt your heart... There were all sorts of celebrations for yesterday's Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You!), but perhaps the one that brought the most joy was Sunday's event at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where characters from the saga and the new Star Wars Rebels animated series came to visit kids and families in need of good cheer.

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From Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers to Boba Fett and Princess Leia, fan-favorite characters posed for pictures, signed auotgraphs, and dropped into patients' rooms to bring a healthy dose of distraction and excitement.

A special presentation of the first full Star Wars Rebels trailer was made, and other Disney Channels stars were on hand to meet the fans, including Girl Meets World stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter, Francesca Capaldi from Disney Channel's Dog with a Blog, and Landry Bender and Cole Jenson from Disney XD's Crash & Bernstein.

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