A child from California who was mercifully bullied at school has said that he didn't fight back because "it's not the Jedi way".
10-year-old Aiden Vasquez, who is a student at Two Bunch Palms Elementary School in Desert Hot Springs, has had to undergo medical treatment as a result of the bullying.
In a Facebook post by his mother, Lizette Casanova, she claims that Aiden had to get stitches in his face last year after getting 'pushed' and 'thrown down' in the playground.
She now intends to press charges against the school.
According to ABC 13, Aiden had to get stitches in the fresh cut on his eyebrow, featured in the above picture.
Yet, when his mother asked him why he chose not to defend himself, the child cited Star Wars as an influence for his abstinence towards violence.
Speaking to KMIR, he said:
I told my mom, I got it from Star Wars, that it’s not the Jedi way.
According to Aiden, the incident which occurred just days into the new school year, came about after the bully took his backpack, which resulted in Aiden being pushed against a wall and cutting his face open.
In response, his mother called for an end to bullying and explained why her son chose not to use violence as a way of solving the problem.
On Facebook, she wrote:
For those telling me I should tell my son to FIGHT BACK OR Hurt the kid [sic] we’re not those kinds of people.
I don’t need to fight with fists to prove a point. My son is incredibly gifted and that’s all I have to teach him to embrace he will be someone one day trust and believe! #StopBullying.
The post about the bullying and Aiden's act of defiance has since gone viral and has been shared more than 16,000 times on Facebook.
It even garnered a response from the most famous Jedi of all, Luke Skywalker - aka Mark Hamill - who offered his support to the Star Wars fan on Twitter.