Sure we’ve often seen R2-D2 helping to save the galaxy from the evils of the Galactic Empire but beneath that blue and silver gleaming squat body and the adorable bleeps and squeals beats the heart of a sweet and sensitive droid.
A droid, we might add thanks to Jeffrim Sheroky’s pitch perfect spot of editing of a key scene from A New Hope where Luke meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, that is more than a little melancholic to find out that the great Jedi master hiding away on Tatooine doesn’t recall him at all.
It’s kind of bummer really given how pivotal a role R2-D2 has played in the Rebels taking back from the galaxy from the Imperial forces, but even more so, given that much of the much-loved droid’s efforts took place alongside, yep you guessed it, Obi-Wan!
How could you not feel maudlin and R2-D2 does, feeling more than a little dejected that his old friend has gone and forgotten him.
At least, it explains the complete lack of Christmas cards since the fall of the Republic so there’s that at least.
Cold comfort huh R2?
(source: Laughing Squid)