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Star Wars fans: Prepare to be jealous

Posted at 11:48 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 19:19:43-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — An 11-year-old in Tallahassee got a ‘Star Wars’-themed surprise after receiving a R2-D2 bionic arm.

Plenty of 11-year-olds love “Star Wars,” but almost none of them show their fandom like Isabella Tadlock.

Isabella was born without most of her left arm, raised $14,000 to pay for an “R2-D2 arm,” designed after the devoted white and blue droid.

The surprise came when one of Star Wars' most famous figures called the 11-year-old.

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in both the original films and the latest trilogy, surprised Isabella with a congratulatory call after her new arm was delivered.

“I heard you’re a ‘Star Wars’ fan. But I have to tell you, I’m a big fan of yours. I’m so proud of you,” Hamill said in the video call, shared by the arm’s manufacturer, Open Bionics. “They call it a hero arm because you really are a hero.”