Han Solo never needed the Force to save the day, and in real life, Harrison Ford needs little more than his recognizable mug to reduce fans to shrieks of joy and tears. The veteran "Star Wars" actor recently surprised fans by popping into the frame during a Skype call and some of the reactions are priceless.
The fans were all also donors to the Star Wars: Force for Change charity fundraising campaign who had been asked to hop on a video call for a chat with the campaign organizers at Omaze. After being asked about their devotion to the Star Wars universe, Ford wandered into the frame to the inevitable shock and delight of all the fans.
Ford is devilishly funny in the stunt, walking into the frame right as one fan had just revealed that her favorite character is not Han Solo, but Padme Amidala.
"Who's your favorite character?" Ford asks as he Skype-bombs the conversation, sending the woman on the other end of the call into tears almost instantly.
It's all really charming, and the resulting video below, posted Thursday, is being used to announce the latest fundraising effort with a grand prize package that will allow two winners to bring four people to the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," complete with the whole red carpet and after-party treatment. The movie, directed by J.J. Abrams, opens in the UK and Australia on December 17 and in the US on December 18.
Funds raised will be split evenly among 15 charities nominated by the cast and crew, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Malala Fund, Feeding America, UNICEF and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Ford nominated the charity Stop Warrior Project, which uses digital photography to help wounded veterans transition to the civilian world. Good on ya, Harrison.