It’s not exactly the Official Secrets Act, but it’s close.
Eleven kids from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa had to swear not to disclose the plot of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens until it comes out in theatres Friday.
For that, they got to attend a private preview on Tuesday night with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“Last night they were treated like royalty,” Isabelle Mailloux of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation said in an interview.
“He made them feel special,” Mailloux said. “Each one was a special guest. It was adorable.”
The children ranged from eight to 18 and have a variety of ailments. Some are being treated for cancer. One has lost a leg. Another is on dialysis.
“They were sworn to secrecy about the plot of the movie until it comes out,” Mailloux said. “They loved that too.”
They all had their photos taken with the Prime Minister and are eager for them to arrive, Mailloux said.
“They said, ‘No one’s going to believe us tomorrow at school.’”
In the meantime, they can point to a tweet sent out from @JustinTrudeau with a group photo alongside the prime minister.