Today R2 joined C-3PO, Darth Vader, and two storm troopers to pay a special visit to 3-year old Lindi and many other young oncology patients at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
I arrived at 11:00am, and they allowed me to unload at a convenient spot that would keep R2's appearance a surprise to everyone.
The characters changed into costume, and we hopped into the elevator for 2 hours of non-stop room-to-room visits.
As usual, there's a strict no-pictures policy with the young patients, but we visited dozens of rooms, and the kids' eyes lit up when they saw some of their favorite characters arriving to visit them and give autographs.
Once we were done, we retreated back to the changing room, where the characters' heads gathered for one last group photo.
It's always a privilege to do these visits, and I hope the patients we visited are all well on their way to a speedy recovery.
Thanks to all the volunteers, and the CHLA staff who came in on their day off to make this happen.