John Boyega Doesn’t Drop Character Once In Surprise Visit To Children’s Hospital

By : Kieron Curtis |


Actor John Boyega made dreams come true for a number of ill children when he visited the Royal London Hospital yesterday.

Boyega made the day truly special for those he saw by visiting in costume and remaining firmly in character as Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Originally, the actor was only meant to be visiting one child – five-year-old Daniel who has a brain tumour.

But it turned out Daniel is an absolute hero too and insisted that his idol visit many children and not just him.

Speaking via Instagram, Boyega said:

This little stormtrooper Daniel had a wonderful wish after seeing the force awakens. Daniel currently lives with a brain tumour and rather than having Finn to himself he wanted Finn to meet the kids at the Royal London hospital and give them some toys.


I stayed in character while I was with this brave boy asking him what a car was. He taught Finn about everything earth related! Really thankful for the opportunity this child granted me and I’m just humbled! I hope I played a little part in making you smile young stormtrooper.

Daniel’s mother Rosalind told the Evening Standard:

To see Daniel smile like that without a care in the world after everything he’s been through, knowing how much time and effort Rays of Sunshine have put in to his wish and that John Boyega gave his time to make it come true, is priceless.

These things can’t be bought and really do mean the world.

Great work, guys!


Evening Standard