September 26, 2014 05:55 PM

A small gesture can make a world of difference, even when it comes from a galaxy far, far away.

Mike Elliott’s young son was hospitalized in July with a bout of meningitis. He’d undergone a battery of tests, and was dealing with a 105-degree fever to boot.

So when one of the hospital employees heard that Elliott’s son was a Star Wars fan, he decided to reach out. Well, he didn’t exactly reach out – he brought in his life-size R2-D2 replica to do the outreach for him.

The plucky robot rolled in to Elliott’s son’s hospital room and showed off his trademark sounds and played a few songs. Smaller replicas of R2 start at around $200. We don’t know how much it cost the hospital worker to create this guy, but judging from the look on Elliott’s son’s face, it was worth it.

The moment was captured on video and posted on YouTube by user melliott79.

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