The Back Side Of The Force of the Day: An Offbeat Bride reader recently shared a rather heartwarming story about an autistic flower girl at a friend’s wedding who overcame her apprehension with a little help from the littlest Jedi.
“T” was understandably anxious about having to perform her flower girl duties in front of so many wedding guests, and expressed it by hiding under her bed.
It was only after her aunt promised her a Yoda backpack that she agreed to come out.
“Her aunt took her to the toy shop,” the reader writes, “and from that moment on Yoda sat on her shoulder and she seemed to feel safe with him there.”
When it came time to put on the dress and head to the church T flat refused to go without Yoda on her shoulder. Her mother, the bride, said to her family “If Yoda helps T get to the church and walk down that aisle with all those people watching, then Yoda is coming!”