Dying Star Wars Fan Gets to See “The Rise of Skywalker” Before it Hits Theaters

A touching story from a galaxy far, far away… as one dying Star Wars fan gets to see the final installment of the Skywalker Saga.

Rowans Hospice in Hampshire, England, took to Twitter on Tuesday to make the plea on behalf of one of its patients, saying “time is not on his side” for mid-December, when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to hit theaters.

The appeal met with strong support on social media, with the likes of Mark Hamill — Luke Skywalker himself — wishing the hospice “good luck” with its request.

Disney CEO Bob Iger tweeted on Thursday that the company would allow the patient a preview:

In a statement from Rowans Hospice, Lisa Davies, the health care support worker who passed the patient’s wish on to other staff members, said she was “utterly speechless.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is due to be released on December 19 in the UK and December 20 in the US, will be the final installment of the nine-part saga.

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