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Peter Capaldi: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Sends Moving Video To Grieving Boy, 9

Sat, November 8, 2014 3:23pm EDT by Add first Comment

Peter Capaldi gave a young fan just what the doctor ordered: a heavy dose of support! While in character as Twelfth Doctor, Peter made a video to help Thomas, a 9-year-old boy with autism, cope with the loss of his nanny.

Peter Capaldi, 56, takes his role as the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who quite seriously. On Nov. 6, the British actor sent a heartfelt video response to Thomas, 9, who wrote to the TV star after losing his nanny. Watch it here!

Peter Capaldi: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Sends Video To Autistic Boy After Nanny Dies

Thomas’s father, Ross Goodall, posted the uplifting video message on YouTube Nov. 6 and praised the actor for responding to his son.

“A lovely message from Peter Capaldi to my 9 year old autistic son. This arrived just before Thomas’ nanny’s funeral and helped him to deal with his grief in a profound way. Thank you Peter so much,” Ross wrote below the YouTube video.

In the clip, Thomas offers words of wisdom, as well as much needed encouragement, for the grieving boy — all the while he impressively stays in character:

“Thank you very much for the letter I really enjoyed getting it. Because you know what, Clara and I traveling road time space … sometimes bad things happen to us.. and you know what Thomas sometimes sad things happen too so it’s nice to know that somebody like you out there is on our side. You should know that we’re on your side. So you look after yourself, you take care and be happy. Bye!”

We shed a bunch of happy tears after listening to that message. Plus, Peter’s support is perhaps the most effective medicine for Thomas’ pain.

Peter Capaldi Sets An Example For Celebs

Before the season premiere of Doctor Who on Aug. 23, Peter made headlines when he was picked as Matt Smith’s replacement in the series. Since his debut, he has become a fan favorite!

His character’s signature outfit includes a gold ring, which has deeper meaning than your average bling.

“If you travel in time and space, most of the people you know and love will eventually be gone. But you’ll also be able to go and find them again,” Peter explained to TV Guide Magazine of the accessory, which represents those the Doctor has lost in his life.

Peter clearly applied the show’s exploration of loss and death to Thomas’ own grief. We not only think this is incredibly sweet, but it’s also is very powerful!

HollywoodLifers, what did YOU think of Peter’s video? Fill us in!

— Jordyn Shaffer

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