|Katie's older sister, Allie, came up with|
the name and the color scheme.
|When Katie met KT. From R2KT.com.|
Still, I'll give you the nutshell version: In 2004, a little girl named Katie Johnson was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Katie and her family were big Star Wars fans and Katie's dad came up with an idea for a real-life R2 droid who would watch over Katie while she slept. He puts the idea out to the world of Star Wars fandom, and R2-KT is born. Sadly, Katie Johnson is no longer with us, but the little pink droid travels around in her memory, lifting the spirits of sick children and raising awareness about childhood cancer.
|Tell me this doesn't totally make your day. I dare you.|
R2-KT's history and adventures are chronicled over at R2KT.com. Go take a look today or any day that you need a reminder that the world is a pretty great place - often as a result of geeks with big hearts.