Happy endings do exist. Thanks to the tireless work of the internet task force—with the help of Star Wars’ own Mark Hamill and John Boyega—campaigning for Star Wars superfan Daniel Fleetwood’s dying wish to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens early, that wish has become a reality.
Yesterday we reported that the 32-year-old Fleetwood ailing from a cancer called spindle cell sarcoma was trying to watch The Force Awakens ahead of its Dec. 18 release because his condition had worsened and doctors had only given him two months to live as of September. Today we’re happy to report Fleetwood and his wife watched The Force Awakens today proving that sometimes the world can be a “wish-granting factory.” Fleetwood’s wife Ashley announced on her Facebook today: “To all our wonderful supporters, friends, family and awesome strangers:Daniels final dream was just granted!!! Today the wonderful Disney and Lucasfilms made his final dream come true, in the amazing typical Disney way, they really do make dreams come true!”
She said Fleetwood got a phone call from The Force Awakens’ director J.J. Abrams who told him his wish was coming true. The couple got to enjoy an unedited version of the film, which was screened at their home.
Even Mark Hamill tweeted about the news:
Good job, internet!