Today, R2 returned to Hillsides Children's Group Home, where he participated with 70 members of various Star Wars clubs, to bring happiness to kids who have had a tough childhood. Per policy with these things, no pictures with kids were allowed.
As he's done each year, R2 hid under an outdoor stairway, as the characters changed into costume and prepared for their grand entrance.
After the characters got changed into costume, they socialized while waiting for our entrance.
A little after 11:00am, the staff had the kids assemble in a room that was playing The Clone Wars series, and the character lined up to enter. R2 brought up the rear, as he can be a bit slow going over door ways and such. We had so many characters we had to enter in groups!
The kids got to meet the characters, and all the characters signed their autograph books. (I signed for R2: "Beep-Boop!" R2-D2) The kids also got patches. Here's a glimpse of what it looked like inside the room.
Next, the Saber Guild put on their presentation, where Jedi fight Sith, and ultimately, Vader himself. The kids help use the Force to chase Vader away.
And finally, we wrapped with the "after" group photo.
It's a great event for a great cause, and I hope R2 and I are part of it again next year.