BANGOR - In a galaxy not so far away R2D2 made a guest appearance at the Bangor Mall.
Today's event it was all to benefit Toys for Tots.
Mall guests had the opportunity to meet Paul Bussiere's replica R2D2 in exchange for the donation of a new, unwrapped toy.
Children had the opportunity to take their photo with the droid, but they weren't the only ones with a smile on their faces.
"The parents go from oh my god to rather impressive meltdowns, but that's fine. It's not everyday you see a full sized R2D2 sitting there in front of you," says Bussiere.
For more information about Toys for Tots and ways you can help, visit their website.
Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.
While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.
When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.
She’s excited to explore all Maine has to offer! If you have any story ideas, contact her at [email protected] or tweet her @jaclyncangro.