It's always immensely sweet when actors who play iconic characters understand the power those characters have and wield them for good. Peter Capaldi recorded this video as the Twelfth Doctor to help a nine-year-old boy with autism cope with the death of his grandmother.

Ross Goodall said this video arrived the day before the funeral of his son's "nanny" (his grandmother), and we can only imagine what it was like for the boy to hear that the Doctor is on his side.

[via The Mary Sue]