Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, you're probably aware of one very important fact about Sith crybaby Anakin Skywalker: He hates sand.
He may have the highest midi-chlorian count of all time, but boy does he hate sand.
You may underestimate his power, but never underestimate how much he hates sand.
He may bring balance to the Force, but one thing is for sure: He will not do so if sand is involved.
This weekend, at the Star Wars 40th Celebration in Orlando, Anakin Skywalker himself, aka actor Hayden Christensen, appeared at his first Star Wars Celebration since 2002.
And one fan — one absolute hero — got him to sign A JAR OF SAND.
That hero is 22-year-old Spike Springe from Lawrence, Kansas, and he's newer to the Star Wars fandom than some. "This might sound bad, honestly, but The Force Awakens was my very first Star Wars movie, ever," he laughed. "I get shit about it."
"I just didn’t watch the movies in my childhood, like I think most people here did," Springe said of his heroic sand stunt, "so I think that’s why I was a little more OK using this opportunity for a complete, like, joke. I love Anakin, I love the character. I love Kylo [Ren] so I’m just like, 'Yes, grandpa.'"
So how did Christensen react? "He thought it was pretty funny, actually. He laughed about it," Springe said. "I was really terrified because I thought he was either going to hate me, or he was going to think it was funny. There wasn’t going to be an in-between. But he was super nice about it, and he’s a really nice guy."
Springe, fandom icon, has no plans to sell the jar. "I’m going to go home and put it on my mantel," he said. "It’s going to be a living meme in my house."
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