A photo going around the web shows Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart literally making a special young girl’s wish come true. More details below. [UPDATE: More info and pictures]
Stewart Makes Fan’s Wish Come True
The photo below as posted by James Barker on Facebook, explaining that it was taken backstage at DragonCon.
The young girl is 10 year old named Dawn who is suffering from a life-threatening illness. It was her wish to be able to meet Patrick Stewart and the MakeAWish foundation made it happen. According to Barker the pair talked for 15 minutes and "as things are winding down and she and her family are getting ready to go, Dawn unexpectedly throws him this huge hug, and you can see the happiness in both their faces."
UPDATE: More from Dawn
Dawn spoke to Mashable about the meeting and said:
"I was shy at first not sure what to say or talk about but he kept talking to me. I felt like I was on the enterprise talking to the Capt….It makes me happy even when I am sick so I just wave and call Hello Sir Patrick."
And according to Dawn’s mother, Dawn is "the happiest we had seen her in quite some time."
There are some additional pictures from Dawn’s mother also on Twitter.