Doctor Who thing: Peter Capaldi reassures young autistic fan that she will be welcome in the TARDIS

Peter Capaldi Jenna Coleman

Oh my goodness. From amcherryfairy:

My youngest has autism and when matt smith said he was leaving she was worried, because she goes on adventures with doctor who and Clara and she was worried that the new doctor ( Peter ) would not like her and wouldn’t want to join in her games.

So on our holiday to Cardiff we fell onto pot luck. We had gone for our lunch at eddies diner and came out to find that doctor who was being filmed. We had a chat with the crew and Jenna and Samuel had photos done with the girls. We were told Peter was not coming down for filming. After telling the crew about roxi and her games with dr who ( Matt ) and the worry she has about Peter. We were told to come back the next day.

Go read what happened the next day.

There really is something special about Doctor Who. It’s more than “just a TV show” for many people. And fortunately, the cast realizes that and goes out of their way to treat the fans, especially the vulnerable ones, with as much respect and affection as they receive.

There’s a little bit of video. It’s kinda hard to hear what’s being said in some of it, but Capaldi’s gentleness with the little fan is extraordinary:

I might have something in my eye…

Thanks to Tony for the link.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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