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Matt Smith’s Heartwarming Gesture For ill Fan

Matt Smith may have left Doctor Who but that hasn’t stopped him from making a heartwarming gesture for an ill fan.

Matt recorded a personalised video message for four-year-old Jack Robinson, who has an inoperable brain tumour.

The young boy’s father said: “Jack had gone to sleep, but we woke him up to show him the message. His eyes just lit up and he was so delighted. It has made his day.”

The video was posted online by Portsmouth News and can be viewed below.

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77 comments
ajl117
ajl117

RIP Jack. Hope you got everything you wanted :(

Maryanne123
Maryanne123

This is why everyone loves Matt. He's a beautiful soul who adores his fans and he totally gets kids. As everyone says, he's the sweetest, most genuine and loveliest actor to have ever graced the character of the Doctor. God bless.

JamesCresswell
JamesCresswell

What a beautiful video and all credit to Matt Smith. That just shows what a kind, considerate and thoughtful man he is.

We have the best medical personnel and hospitals in the world that will treat people regardless of their finanicial situation, and give them excellent care.

That boy will get all the best treatment possible. I know words mean very little under those circumstances, but I have learned over the years to never give up hope.

Just because the tumour is inoperable, doesn't mean that nothing can be done.

I wish him and his family all the best.


JailBanksters
JailBanksters

That really shows what sort of person Matt is, he really is the Doctor until the end.

RecycledCompanion
RecycledCompanion

This choked me up. It was beautiful. And pitched perfectly for a four-year-old.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

A lovely message. I will always remember when the Doctor was Matt Smith

Handbot10
Handbot10

You see, once the doctor, always the doctor!

geraint4477
geraint4477

Perhaps rather than just congratulate Matt, we should be thinking of looking after fellow Whovians....is there something amazing we could do for this little fan?

WellSpokenMan
WellSpokenMan

What a fantastic thing to do; my respect for this man keeps on going up! 

Joe17
Joe17

This is so sweet!

Jardi101
Jardi101

Unfortunately I cannot view the video for some reason, but it seems absolutely amazing what Matt has done.

TheOncomingFish
TheOncomingFish

That is adorable... What a lovely thing to do. He's so lovely to his fans. I'm sad to hear about Jack, hope this lifted his spirits :)

TARDISkey221B
TARDISkey221B

Awe! this is the kind if devotion and care every actor should have towards their fans. This is why Matt is utterly awesome! :')

TheTimeOfTheCommenter
TheTimeOfTheCommenter

What a lovely thing to do. I've always admired Matt's dedication to fans. He knows how much it means to people (especially children) and always make an effort. He may not be the Doctor anymore but he's still a fine ambassador for the show. 

Chris502
Chris502

Poor kid, and so young too. Lovely gesture by Matt, he's so great to the young fans


BrIdGeWoOd4Be
BrIdGeWoOd4Be

Matt Smith is a god amongst Doctor Who. He IS the GREATEST ambassador to the show. He has a heart of gold. I salute Matt Smith. 

TimeLord22
TimeLord22

I bet the boy felt so much better after this. Matt really is THE Doctor now.

TheWhonarrator
TheWhonarrator

Matt smith is a good person doing what he's doing.

Creepy_Ghoul
Creepy_Ghoul

"I have a friend called Jack."


Is that a reference to Jack Harkness?

PaddyB
PaddyB

Before the video payed there was an advert for the film 'Ride Along'. Seems rather shallow in comparison.

Rule27
Rule27

He's not the Doctor and any more, and yet at the same time he always will be.  He's incredible, both as an actor and as a man.







NewWho2012
NewWho2012

He's a great man would do anything for any Who fan. If I met him one day I would be very honoured.

hybries
hybries

We may have our differences, which is frankly odd given the circumstances, but I'll tell you what boys: we all agree that Matt Smith is a fantastic man! :D

Lord Styro the Drashig
Lord Styro the Drashig

Once I heard him do his acapella version of the DW theme tune (again :P) I knew this was going to be something special. Such an amazing guy.

Sir James Bond
Sir James Bond

 ".....I like 'Doctor Who' fans!" 

And they like you Matt too, oh yes they do. 

What a genuinely heartwarming gesture from a genuinely nice man.

edoe101
edoe101

What a lovely man! Honestly, if there were more people like him the world would be a better place, and even though you aren't the Doctor anymore, you still love the fans. You are fantastic completely.

Regenerated Catterson
Regenerated Catterson

Matt Smith, you are an incredible man :) I seriously love this man and his dedication to Doctor Who and the fans, even though he is no longer with Doctor Who. You are remarkable Matt :) Why is there not more people like Matt Smith?

Lord Castabarus
Lord Castabarus

This is why I love Matt Smith - despite having left the series, it hasn't stopped him filling fans with delight. Wonderful man :)

shyx111
shyx111

What a great guy! ♥

Temporal_Tomato
Temporal_Tomato

What a terrific thing form me to hear on my birthday, this has brought my spirits up tenfold! :D

Second Doctor
Second Doctor

Wow. What a great guy. It's really upsetting to hear about Jack as well. I wish his family the best of luck.

Thesilence_1994
Thesilence_1994

I love you man! You are the doctor, and you always will be. 

sushigal007
sushigal007

Oh that is seriously adorable. Lovely man.

GaryKingston
GaryKingston

Although matts doctor isn't my favourite, I don't think anyone can deny that matt himself is a good man and an extremely kind one

Howsie
Howsie

He is best doctor by far. I miss him so much already xD


Maryanne123
Maryanne123

You know, not every actor would do this. I am sure Matt didn't mean for this to go public. He does tons of other stuff. This is why he is so beloved in the TV world and you will simply never find a bad word said against him. Colin Baker and Matt are the only two who literally have never had a bad word for the fans or not stopped to make time for them. Just lovely.