Luke Skywalker himself, actor Mark Hamill, tweeted in support of a Desert Hot Springs boy who was taken to an emergency room following a bullying incident at Two Bunch Palms Elementary School in Desert Hot Springs.
Police are investigating the incident which left ten-year-old Aiden Vasquez with a black and swollen eye and a gash above his brow. Aiden said that another boy at school took his backpack.
When Aiden’s mom, Lizette Casanova, asked her son why he didn’t defend himself, he referred to “Star Wars.”
“I told my mom, I got it from “Star Wars,” that it’s not the Jedi way,” he told KMIR.
“SHOUT OUT to Aiden Vazquez for his courage & wisdom in the face of adversity,” Hamill tweeted early Wednesday morning. “I’m so proud of you for showing that you can be a Jedi in real life.”
Hamill added, “The Force will be with YOU… Always!!!”
SHOUT OUT to Aiden Vazquez for his courage & wisdom in the face of adversity. I'm so proud of you for showing that you can be a Jedi in real life. Congratulations, Aiden- The Force will be with YOU… Always!!!
Your fan, mh https://t.co/jkWqrhMaC0
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 29, 2018
Aiden’s mom said that the tweet did a lot for the boy.
“It really did pick up his spirits. It really did help him a lot,” Casanova told the Desert Sun. “It makes (Aiden) feel like he’s actually doing something right.”