Empire buys John Boyega a birthday cake… so naturally he shows up

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They say that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, and it appears that to even the most famous among us, humans can’t resist the siren’s call of birthday cake. When Star Wars star John Boyega tweeted out on Thursday that it was his birthday and he was up for anything, Empire Magazine immediately offered him cake at their office. And nobody is too famous for cake.

Perhaps to the surprise of Empire staff, Boyega actually did show up and they presented him with his very own R2D2 cake. While it looks like way too little cake for way too many people, I can appreciate that it was short notice and it’s the thought that really counts.

Boyega also conducted their harmonized singing of “Happy Birthday” to him while dressed a bit like a modern Sith lord himself in sharp all-black clothing.

And as one witty Twitter user pointed out, it turns out that Finn might not be such a traitor after all.

Ultimately, it’s a cute moment between a pop-culture magazine that’s more than friendly to geeky intellectual properties and a rising star who’s found his career being launched by one. We’re pretty sure anyone at Empire Magazine that was out on assignment or called in sick that day are kicking themselves right about now. It’s also a good moment for Boyega, whose management is likely thrilled at the fun, sweet, and humorous image he’s earned himself in the public eye by just being his goofy self. But apparently this isn’t the first time a group has successfully lured a celebrity into their midst with the promise of baked goods on Twitter. Just earlier this month, a Scottish library’s book club enticed J.K. Rowling to their discussion of her book The Cuckoo’s Calling with cake, and it was adorable.

With a track record like this, who will you try to meet by bribing them with cake on social media? Let us know in the comments!

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