Mark Hamill brightened a nurse's day recently with the surprise of a lifetime! As People shares, Hamill appeared virtually on Jimmy Kimmel Live! over the weekend.
And with Kimmel's help, he joined in on a Zoom call with nurse Chloe Ducose— who also happened to be a major Star Wars fan!
Hamill thanks nurse for her efforts during coronavirus pandemic
Hamill didn't appear on screen until after Kimmel had set up the Zoom call with Ducose. "How many times have you watched the Star Wars movies, all of them from beginning to end?" Kimmel asked Ducose. "A lot. let's just put it that way," the nurse answered. Kimmel asked if that meant more than 10 times, and Ducose said yes!
Then, Kimmel told Ducose that there was someone who wanted to "say hello who would like to thank you for all the work you're doing." That's when the Star Wars theme began playing as Hamill appeared onscreen wearing a black cape, making Ducose's jaw drop in amazement when she saw his face! "What the heck?" she said. "Oh my god, hi!"
Hamill to San Diego nurse Ducose: "The Force is strong with you"
Hamill gave Star Wars fan Ducose a greeting she'll never forget, showing his appreciation for her. "Chloe, Chloe. The Force is strong with you," he said. "I applaud you for having seen the Star Wars movies more than I have."
"I used to live in San Diego. I've been reading about all you've done: six years as a nurse, teaching at night, you're in the tents," he went on to say. "That's so great. To me, I'm a pretend hero, you're the real-life hero. Thank you for your service." Ducose couldn't believe what she was hearing. "I'm having palpitations," she said.
Hamill and Kimmel have even more surprises in store for Ducose
Hamill's appearance wasn't the only surprise in store for Ducose! As People shares, the Star Wars actor also gifted her a signed lightsaber replica, and she received a generous financial gift from Kimmel!
"PayPal is giving you $10,000 to spend however you like through #PayPalItForward," the late night host announced, sharing that Ducose's coworkers would be receiving PayPal vouchers as well.
Watch Mark Hamill surprise nurse (and Star Wars fan) Chloe Ducose on Jimmy Kimmel Live!