Rudra Joshi, the seven-year-old son of New Delhi-resident Banani Joshi, really, really wanted a lightsaber after The Force Awakens hit theatres last year.
Rudra’s mother saw a teaching opportunity. She asked him to save up for the lightsaber and promised she'd buy it when he had saved enough.
Rudra began collecting coins from his parents and grandparents. In about three months, when he’d collected ₹1006, his mother encouraged him to write a letter to Amazon.
After her son wrote the letter, Banani sent Amazon a photo of it on Facebook. "About a week later, I got a call from Amazon. They told me that they would like to gift Rudra the saber. I tried to persuade them that I’d like to pay for it but they really wanted to send it to him as a gift," Joshi said.