Mark Hamill’s Tweet Goes Viral

Mark Hamill, famous for playing Luke Skywalker has tweeted out his own name and the response has gone viral attracting thousands of likes and retweets. Who knew a name could get so much attention?

It began on Sunday when a Twitter user tweeted the actor and said:

“You could just tweet ‘Mark Hamill’ and you’d get thousands of likes.”

Mark did simply just that and it went down a treat, with more than 600,000 likes and 28,000 retweets.

The tweet also prompted reactions from other actors such as Star Trek star George Takei quote-tweeting Hamill’s post and adding: “Mark Hamill. And now we wait.”

Takei’s response tweet received 31,000 likes and 1,100 retweets. 

Ken Olin, the filmmakers also tweeted out “Will that work for anyone? Here goes: Mark Hamill.”

The tweet received over 37,0000 likes.

However, Hamill is not the first to tweet his own name, in 2011, when former Labour MP Ed Balls did so, accidentally. The tweet was shared by thousands and has never been deleted.

This incident is now celebrated on ‘Ed Balls Day’ every year when thousands share the original message again.

In 2015, Mr. Balls submitted a framed and signed printout of the tweet during the labor party auction and in 2016, he even baked a cake featuring the tweet to celebrate Ed Balls Day.

Think you’ve got the Jedi’s charm to go viral by tweeting your own name?

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