Two Filipino members of the Star Wars community who were recognized for their efforts as frontliners amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Dranzer Dice and Edhel Tripon are included in a Star Wars tribute video narrated by actor Mark Hamill.
The project was spearheaded by Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, and Lucas Film.
The challenging times we’re facing have brought out the best in the Star Wars community, especially the first responders, front-liners and volunteers working to keep us safe. @HamillHimself & Lucasfilm thank all the heroes — the Force is truly with you, and we salute you. pic.twitter.com/HOklE3bQhM— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) May 11, 2020
The tribute, posted early Tuesday morning (Manila time), was for Star Wars fans who dress up as their favorite character and are currently working in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19.
The featured frontliners are from different countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and the USA.
Hamill described these fans who face dangerous risks such as China-based Huang Din featured in his Storm Trooper costume is a respiratory doctor who works for 36 hours straight and takes only a few hours to rest.
He voluntarily to stay at the hospital for over two months without ever seeing his family.
"So many of you have answered the call of your communities to lead this fight and to offer that one thing that Star Wars seem to inspire better than any one else, hope," said Hamill.
"It's what bind our galaxy together, today and everyday. As we each search for our own personal path to this challenging, unifying moment. So our heartfelt thanks to our heroes and the in the frontlines. The doctors, nurses, scientists, and volunteers, who are not only our protectors but also an inspiration for each of us to discover the hero within ourselves." -- BAP, GMA News