Anyone who was a picky eater as a kid can probably identify with 6-year-old Everett Botwright, a sweet little boy who struggles to find food he likes because of his autism. But, as his dad Reed explained in a Facebook post, Everett is a big fan of Kraft Mac & Cheese—specifically, the Star Wars kind.

This was a great discovery for the family, Reed said, but unfortunately, they'd already bought their local Walmart's entire supply and were running out. No other store in their city (Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia) seemed to have any. So he put out a call for help finding more boxes.


Okay, this is a bit of a call for help. I'm putting this out to the interwebz and social netz for some assistance. As...

Posted by Reed Botwright on Sunday, February 12, 2017

Then someone on Twitter reached out to known-Internet-nice-guy, Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner. He was conscripted in the effort to track down Everett's famous meal and graciously put aside the rivalry between the two science-fiction universes and reached out to Kraft.


Soon enough, Star Wars Kraft dinners were pouring in from all over.

Just a few days later, a grateful Botwright let everyone know that between donations and a shipment from their local grocer, Everett now had enough of his favorite food to last until he goes to college—just not enough room for it all!


Wow. What a whirlwind few days! The outpouring of support has been amazing. And overwhelming. There are so many...

Posted by Reed Botwright on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

That's certainly a relief. This little Jedi needs all the carbs he can get.