Mark Hamill praises bullied boy for following 'the Jedi way'
The Star Wars actor tweets kudos to 10-year-old Aiden Vazquez, who refused to go to the dark side by fighting back.
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When Aiden's mom asked why he didn't defend himself, the boy explained he was inspired by Jedi characters, according to ABC News.
He said he got the idea from
, and that fighting violence with violence is "not the Jedi way," she said.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill heard about the story and commended the young fan on Twitter for his bravery.
"I'm so proud of you for showing that you can be a Jedi in real life," Hamill tweeted to Vazquez on Wednesday. "Congratulations, Aiden - The Force will be with YOU... Always!!! Your fan, mh."
If anyone understands the ways of the Force, it's Hamill, who's best known for playing iconic Jedi Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films for over four decades. Considering the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, ended with Luke Skywalker using the force to avoid direct conflict, there's an interesting parallel there.
Hamill will star as Skywalker again in the yet-to-be-titled Star Wars Episode 9 that opens worldwide in theaters on Dec. 20, 2019.