Bidding our loved ones goodbye when they pass on is never easy.
But when it comes to the sad but inevitable final parting of ways, the one thing that we can do is to give them a grand send-off — the way we think they would have liked it.
Clearly, this was what the friends and family of a Star Wars fan had in mind when they held a grand Star Wars-themed send-off at Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex — complete with Stormtroopers and, yes, even Darth Vader.
Other fans of Star Wars flocked to the video to pay their respects and, at the same time, recite, “May the force be with you”.
On Monday (30 Apr), TikTok user @icraft4good posted a video of a scene at Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex.
As the coffin is slowly pushed into the crematorium, a whole line of Star Wars characters walk by to give the Star Wars fan — termed “my brother” by the OP — a fitting send-off.
First, several Stormtroopers appear.
As passers-by stare and take photos, more characters in full costume walk solemnly after the coffin.
Then comes the most recognisable character — Darth Vader himself, walking past coolly.
There is even an Emperor’s Royal Guard to boot.
Whoever the deceased was, one thing is clear, he must have been well-loved by friends and family for them to plan such a thoughtful and grand send-off.
The OP included a moving caption for the video he took of his “brother”: “Saying goodbye is hard”.
While that may be so, many were touched by the send-off. The amusing yet poignant video has garnered over 5,000 shares so far.
One person said that the deceased would have been so proud of everyone involved in the procession.
Other users, presumably fans of the epic series themselves, echoed the sentiments of many, saying that the deceased lives on in the Force.
One added that only a true Star Wars fan would understand the significance of this send-off.
To the uninitiated, The Force from the famous Star Wars series refers to a mysterious energy field created by all living things, binding the galaxy together. Those who successfully harnessed the power of the Force will develop impressive abilities, such as moving objects and controlling minds.
Coincidentally, this comes just days before 4 May, which is celebrated by Star Wars fans all over the world.
While it may be hard to say goodbye, we are sure the Star Wars fan can rest in peace with such a grand send-off, where many Star Wars characters made an appearance.
Perhaps the OP can say to his brother, “With the Force, he has joined. Grieve, I will not.”
May the Star Wars fan rest in peace and stand proud among the Galactic Republic.
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Featured image adapted from @icraft4good on TikTok.
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