The greatest part about DOCTOR WHO is that all that love from the fans is reciprocated by the cast quite often!
When 9-year-old Thomas Goodall, a massive fan of DOCTOR WHO who also happens to be autistic, lost his grandmother in October, he had an extraordinarily hard time dealing with the loss. That’s when Peter Capaldi aka The 12th Doctor himself stepped in to offer the boy some comfort:
“Thank you very much for your letter. I really enjoyed getting it because, you see, when Clara and I are traveling around time and space, sometimes bad things happen to us. And, you know what, Thomas, sometimes sad things happen to us, too, so it’s nice to know that there’s somebody like you out there who’s on our side, and you should know that we’re on your side.
So you look after yourself, take care and be happy.”
What a heart-warming way to be there for your fans!