Star Wars characters, including a 7-foot-tall Chewbacca, recently shared “the force” with children and staff at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

But one Star Wars enthusiast was heartbroken—her idol, Darth Vader, couldn’t make it due to some mechanical problems with his TIE Fighter.

Breanna Hanna had prepared for the visit. She had her hair tied up in two buns like Princess Leia, her nails painted red, her favorite Darth Vader shirt on, a fleece Star Wars blanket draped over her lap, and old photos of her and Vader taped on her hospital room door.

“She has grown up watching all the movies and, well, she’s basically in love with Darth Vader,” explained her father, Greg Hanna.

Luckily, Darth was able to make a very special visit just for Breanna the following day.

By the time she got her visit in with Darth, Breanna had spent 31 days in the PICU of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital after receiving her third heart valve replacement. She’d also spent her 24th birthday in the hospital earlier that week.

As Darth made his way into her room, Breanna lit up with joy. He signed a Darth Vader birthday card for her and handed her his red light saber. The special visit left Breanna with tears in her eyes.

“May the force forever be with you, Princess,” Vader said.