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Chewbacca actor sends moving letter to young fan whose friend passed away

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The actor who plays Chewbacca in Star Wars sent a moving letter to a young fan whose friend recently passed away.

Sam Miller, 7, was a huge Star Wars fan, his older sister posted on Reddit.

Sam’s best friend Liam had promised to go see the new movie with him on Christmas.

Sadly, Sam passed away after he was involved in an ATV accident.

When Peter Mayhew, the actor who plays Chewbacca, heard about the news, he sent Liam a touching letter.

“Liam,

I am sorry to hear that you won’t be able to see the new Star Wars movie with your friend Sam.  I know that sometimes things happen and we can’t figure out why and all we feel is sadness.  It’s important to remember the fun you had with Sam.  Best friends are never really gone, they live on forever in our hearts and memories.  I know that you are going to love Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I bet you make some new friends that also love Star Wars.  I wish you the very best, and May The Force Be With You! – Cheers, Peter ‘Chewbacca’ Mayhew”

Mayhew says he heard about Liam’s story through a family friend.

“Liam’s grandmother is a friend of my wife’s sister,” he told the Radio Times. “My wife’s sister reached out to me with his story. I hope my words were of some comfort to him.”

Sam’s father saw the letter Mayhew wrote to Liam and shared a picture of it on Reddit.

The picture has been viewed more than 132,000 times.