Some last minute shoppers may have spotted a certain famous robot Saturday afternoon.
R2D2 made an appearance at the Bangor mall.
R2’s owner decided to use the droid’s star-power to help collect gifts for “Toys for Tots”.
He tells us the response was amazing.
Tony Campbell, an ROTC instructor at Brewer High School said, “We got a lot more business today than we did about an hour ago and everyone’s attracted to that. Some folks didn’t know who R2D2 was, they thought it was a band. But that’s the younger generation… But now that they’ve seen him I think they know.”
“You know little kids, big kids, adults, and you know beyond… The reaction they’ve has to meeting a real R2D2.. That’s awesome,” said Paul Bussiere, R2D2’s owner.
Both R2 and Bussiere hope the appearance helps Toys for Tots reach their ultimate goal of supplying gifts for every needy young-one in the area.