From a galaxy far, far away, a force came to visit some courageous Jedis at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Darth Vader along with stormtroopers and many other Star Wars characters visited with patients and gave them bookmarks, collecting cards and a Star Wars toy.

Jack VanderArk, 4, was especially excited to see all of the Star Wars characters in his hospital room.

“Can I count them real quick?” Jack asked. He counted 10 characters.

“Jack, how awesome is it that they all came to visit you?” asked his mom, Shannin VanderArk.

They traveled floor to floor lifting spirits and passing on the force from patient to patient.