‘Doctor Who’ Star Sends Heartfelt Message to Young Fan Learning to Understand Grief


Peter Capaldi, the star of the television show “Doctor Who,” recently made an incredibly sweet gesture for a grieving boy with autism.

Thomas Goodall, 9, lost his grandmother to pneumonia on October 8, according to comments his father, Ross Goodall, posted on the YouTube video below. Thomas is a big fan of the show and had previously written a letter to the actor. Capaldi responded with a heartfelt video that came at just a moment when Thomas needed it most.

Capaldi’s personal message for Thomas, delivered as his “Doctor Who” character, offered advice and encouragement.

Watch the video below to hear Capaldi’s touching message to his young fan:

Sometimes bad things happen to us. You know what, Thomas? Sometimes sad things happen to us too,” he says in the video above. “So, it’s nice to know that there’s somebody like you out there who’s on our side. And you should know that we’re on your side too.”

Ross Goodall wrote in the YouTube description that Capaldi’s message helped his son to deal with his grief “in a profound way.”

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