The late actress Carrie Fisher took a selfie with a handsome fan under one condition: He tell the world they were dating.
"The last time I met Carrie Fisher was on the red carpet for The Force Awakens," Canadian vlogger Corey Vidal, whose videos have been viewed by millions, explained on Facebook. "I asked if she wanted to take a selfie, and she replied 'Only if you promise to tell everyone we're dating.'"
It appears he agreed. In the selfie, both can be seen huddling close together and smiling.
Vidal expressed his deep grief over the loss of the woman he shared the rare moment with.
"I haven't felt this way about any other celebrity death," he wrote in another post. "My insides feel like they're squeezing. I've cried twice today. This hurts."
"She is one with the Force," added Vidal. "The Force is with her. She is one with the Force...Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher. You will forever be our Princess."
The selfie and story touched the hearts of thousands.
"What an amazing picture and memory to cherish forever. #bestfirstdatepicever #foreverinourhearts," said one user in response.
"She was funny, sarcastic woman," chimed in another. "I always loved that about her. I could definitely relate and it was nice to have someone to relate to."
The story is just one of many tributes many all over the world are posting in honor of Fisher.
“I have always stood in awe of Carrie," said director Steven Spielberg, The Guardian reports. "Her observations always made me laugh and gasp at the same time. She didn’t need The Force. She was a force of nature, of loyalty and of friendship. I will miss her very much.”
Some fans paid their respects in a more creative fashion, with some mothers posting photos of their young daughters wearing Princess Leia costumes, The Huffington Post reports.
“I’m heartbroken because we lost a woman that was every bit as strong and amazing as the characters she played,” mother Jamie Wilson, who uploaded a photo her costume-wearing daughter Madeline, said. “She was brave in opening up about her struggles being bipolar and the challenges that came with that. She openly talked about the things that people just don’t talk about enough, and I can’t help but think that by doing that she has helped others.”