Darth Vader Super Bowl Commercial Star Is Six-Year-Old Heart Patient Max Page

More: Super Bowl Commercials 2012.

The best Super Bowl commercial of 2011 by most accounts — including our own — was Volkswagen’s mini Darth Vader ad, which featured a young boy attempting to use the force on various objects around the house. Here’s the video of it:

Totally cute, right? Well, it gets even cuter: The boy who plays little Darth is six-year-old Max Page, who is a heart patient at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Max was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot — a heart defect — at four months old. His doctor says his long-term prognosis is good. "He can essentially have normal activity and with careful care, a full life is a reasonable expectation.’’

Max’s mother said on the TODAY show that she is amazed by the positive reaction the VW commercials has received: “I can’t even keep up with the messages and the calls. It’s just overwhelming.” As of Monday morning, the commercial had more than 15.2 million views on YouTube.

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