When 15-year-old Austin Eggleston was placed on a heart transplant list nearly five months ago, his doctor made him a deal.
Dr. Phillip Thrush promised Austin – a die-hard Star Wars fan from Pontiac, Illinois – that when a heart became available, he would deliver the good news wearing a Chewbacca costume.
Dr. Thrush made good on his promise Saturday, speaking fluent Wookiee. The heartwarming moment was captured on video in Austin’s room at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Don’t worry, I reported the typo. Wookiee has 2 E’s!
Update: They actually corrected the Wookiee typo! And it only took them like 10 minutes to do it!