By now “rich celebrities talking about COVID-19 from their mansions” has become an entire genre of video, but here to do things right is Mark Hamill.
The official Star Wars YouTube channel, just a few hours ago, posted the video embedded below.
The joint message from Hamill and Lucasfilm seems to just be a salute to medial workers who happen to be Stars Wars fans too.
“The challenging times we’re currently facing have truly brought out the best in many from the Star Wars community, especially those first responders, front-liners and volunteers who are working to keep us all safe. Mark Hamill and Lucasfilm would like to thank all the heroes who put their health and well-being on the line for us every day – the Force is truly with you, and we salute you,” the video description reads.
With the world rather bleak right now and the Star Wars community not in the best place due to the divisive sequel trilogy, this video is a nice reprieve.
Outside of the slideshow of medical workers which makes up most of the video, we do get to see Hamill in what looks like his own office.
Unfortunately the quality of that part of the video is a bit lacking, but there’s still plenty to see. A can of Buzz Cola from The Simpsons, The Rolling Stones album GRRR! and a Mr. Peanut toy.
The Mr. Peanut is a bit funny here because of the “Baby Nut” marketing stunt that Planters pulled earlier this year. Many theorise that this ridiculous attempt at pandering was done mostly because of the popularity of The Child, AKA Baby Yoda, in The Mandalorian show. We’re still not sure if killing and then reanimating your mascot is good for business, but then again we’re not in the peanut business.