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John Boyega Visits Children's Hospital Dressed As 'Star Wars' Character Finn

03/14/2016 12:16 EDT | Updated 03/14/2016 12:59 EDT

John Boyega is spreading the Force.

On Friday, the 23-year-old visited sick children at London's Royal London Hospital dressed as his "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" character, Finn. In addition to surprising his young fans, Boyega also personally delivered toys from the film franchise on behalf of the Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity.

Boyega met five-year-old super fan Daniel Bell, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The boy's wish was to meet the star's character Finn and hand out toys with him.


In an Instagram post, Boyega explained: "Rather than having Finn to himself [Bell] 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."

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Boyega (dressed as Finn), Bell (dressed as a stormtrooper) and a young girl named Layla (dressed as Rey) spent the day delivering toys to kids in the hospital.


The next day, Bell's mom Rosalind wrote on Facebook, "It was just amazing, I have no words! Daniel is still totally overwhelmed, I have never seen him so happy."

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Boyega "jumped at the chance to make [Bell's dream] come true."

"It was fantastic to be a part of his very special wish with Rays of Sunshine," the actor said. "It was also great to meet the children at the Royal London Hospital and be a part of something so positive."

This isn't the first time a "Star Wars" actor has made children's dreams come true. Back in December, the cast and crew of "The Force Awakens" visited Children's Hospital Los Angeles as part of their #ForceforChange initiative, which inspires people to make a positive impact in other people's lives.

Stormtroopers, R2-D2 and even Mark Hamill (the original Luke Skywalker) made an appearance.

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