9:03 pm - 04/16/2014

Star Wars themed funeral fulfills 4-year-old's final wish

We start this week, regretfully, with a devastating, incredibly moving story about a young guy from Hampshire, England. There is nothing more tragic in this world than the death of a child but 4-year-old Jack Robinson, who passed away early last week due to an inoperable brain tumor, at least got to do so in the manner he had dreamed.

He was a huge Doctor Who fan, so when news got to Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor, the actor decided- in an act of great decency- to send his sick follower a touching video message. Jack also loved Gary Barlow's single "Let Me Go" so the Take That front man decided to pay him a visit in hospital too.

Then early last week, after Jack had lost his battle, his family honored him with an incredible Star Wars themed funeral complete with Stormtroopers; a Jedi wreath and a brass band playing John William's Binary Sunset.

Take a look at the remarkable scenes and watch Smith's moving message below.

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lady_leia_solo 17th-Apr-2014 01:09 am (UTC)
That is really sweet.
yunaresuka 17th-Apr-2014 01:09 am (UTC)
omg :(((((((((( I'm at the airport trying not to be emotional but this is so cute and sad and amazing at the same time
carverhawke 17th-Apr-2014 01:10 am (UTC)
and now i'm crying
crucified 17th-Apr-2014 01:10 am (UTC)
brucelynn 17th-Apr-2014 01:12 am (UTC)
same :(
wonderwomanhero 17th-Apr-2014 01:14 am (UTC)
mte bb
siwpes 17th-Apr-2014 01:25 am (UTC)
castiellans 17th-Apr-2014 01:37 am (UTC)
me too :(
oddbunny_dreams 17th-Apr-2014 01:52 am (UTC)
Yup. Thank God I'm alone right now. This is unbelievably sweet.
celtic_thistle 17th-Apr-2014 02:16 am (UTC)
curlycutie016 17th-Apr-2014 01:11 am (UTC)
I want a glass-sided carriage hearse for my funeral. Stormtroopers are optional
theblackwidow 17th-Apr-2014 01:11 am (UTC)
so sad :(
zombiee_ritual 17th-Apr-2014 01:12 am (UTC)
;( Man the emotions that are overcoming me right now.
brucelynn 17th-Apr-2014 01:13 am (UTC)
Omg :(

but I'm really happy he had a wonderful send off
sunredskyblue 17th-Apr-2014 01:14 am (UTC)
this makes me teary eyed. poor child :(
sparkfactory 17th-Apr-2014 01:16 am (UTC)
nooooooooo omg =( RIP
bodyline 17th-Apr-2014 01:17 am (UTC)
oh god, this is so sad. but also sweet, how everyone came out to show this kid support and love, right up to the end. children should never have to go through this kind of suffering.
snoozeen 17th-Apr-2014 01:19 am (UTC)
rip sweet baby boy.
victimnextdoor 17th-Apr-2014 01:20 am (UTC)
oh fuck. now i'm sadder.

rip <3
blaqkelectriqk 17th-Apr-2014 01:22 am (UTC)
I don't really have any feelings on him as an actor, but Matt Smith always seems to be just a really, really lovely guy.

RIP little man, glad you got to live your dreams
vanishingbee 17th-Apr-2014 01:22 am (UTC)
soft_volume 17th-Apr-2014 01:22 am (UTC)
ONTD is pulling on my heartstrings today! poor jack :(
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