The upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie is exciting for many fans, but the movie has also been surrounded by several emotional real-life events. The deaths of three fans in particular have sparked some remarkable examples of kindness and sympathy that give some hope in our sometimes very troubling world:
A lifelong fan who was granted a look at the movie before his death from cancer.
Another young fan's friend died in an accident, and they had planned to see the movie together. "Chewbacca" actor Peter Mayhew reached out to the youngster with words of encouragement.
ScreenRantMost recently, we learned that a pink R2-D2 style "droid" - constructed as a comfort to a little girl who died from a brain tumor - will be in the new movie as a tribute.