Warning: Some Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers ahead.
Star Wars isn’t necessarily known for its strong father-son relationships (especially after this last one), but the Force is particularly strong with one dad here on Earth. When he needed to write an absence letter for his son, he did so in a three-page note full of Star Wars in-jokes and references. This is something that could make even the coldest of First Order hearts melt.
John Morrell, in a cool dad move, decided to take his son Christian, who goes by Brock, out of school to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening day. Instead of writing a boring, “please excuse my son…” note, Morrell took it a step further, and wrote it as if the two of them had been whisked away that galaxy far, far away.
In the note, Morrell explains that he had the opportunity to take his son, “to participate in a significant pop-culture phenomenon which transcends multiple generations,” and the two soon found themselves hitching a ride with Han Solo and Chewie in the Millennium Falcon. Not really, but in this pretend-scenario, they did. And we’re super jealous. The two also went dressed as Darth Vader and his SPOILER grandson Kylo Ren.
Star Wars jokes aside, Morrell ends his note stating that he and his son “had some very meaningful bonding time,” which is worth one missed day of school. Morrell also promised that Brock was under strict instructions not to spoil anything for the other kids. Another cool dad move.
As ABC 27 News reports, Brock’s teacher loved the note, saying, “It was the best excuse note I had ever read.” But, the Superintendent of the school did not! And didn’t excuse the absence! That’s a total General Hux move.
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