How Peter Capaldi Melted The Hearts Of “Doctor Who” Fans Everywhere

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Peter Capaldi spoke to a young girl with Autism during outdoor filming for Doctor Who. This was the result.

In February 2014, the Doctor Who team filmed at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff.

A fan caught this discussion between Peter Capaldi and a young fan on video, and put it on YouTube.

The internet then turned it into a series of GIFs…

How Peter Capaldi Melted The Hearts Of "Doctor Who" Fans Everywhere
How Peter Capaldi Melted The Hearts Of "Doctor Who" Fans Everywhere
How Peter Capaldi Melted The Hearts Of "Doctor Who" Fans Everywhere
How Peter Capaldi Melted The Hearts Of "Doctor Who" Fans Everywhere

As if that wasn’t enough to make you well up, the little girl’s auntie went online to explain the situation…

As if that wasn't enough to make you well up, the little girl's auntie went online to explain the situation...

“Hiya, the little girl in the dalek outfit is my niece, she’s autistic and was finding it difficult coming to terms with the regeneration as Matts doctor is her imaginary friend, she was worried PCap wouldn’t want to play with her. We are very ecstatic that he took time to reassure her. He’s brilliant!”

Oh, Peter Capaldi, you wonderful, wonderful man…

More info on the whole story can be found on the family’s blog. Doctor Who returns in Autumn 2014.

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About Paul Holmes

Editor of The Velvet Onion since 2010, I also work in arts marketing and digital content producing, writer for a few things, listen to a lot of vinyl and watch lots and lots of Doctor Who.

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