R2D2 is the most innocuous droid on this or any other planet. All he does is deliver messages. Well, I guess the messenger is important -- after all, the telegraph operator was an important part of a cowboy movie, right? However, far, far in the future one might think that a bulky, rolling post-it note wouldn't be the way they did it.
Anyway, the commercial will bring tears to your eyes as a sick kid receives a free toy. It's quite touching even if the toy is an R2D2. Watch it at this Youtube video.
But, the Star Wars theme reminds us there are battles to be fought in space.
Duracell donated a million batteries to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Thus the TV ad with the sick child transformed into a Star Warrior complete with movie set, villains, and most important, blaster pistols!
Now, let's not take anything away from Duracell or the hospital network. This is a great thing they did. But the question that comes to the mind of a casual viewer is, "Why did they give the kid a droid?" Any youngster who received a Star Wars toy and an invitation to join the rebellion would prefer a blaster over a droid.
Oh well. We mustn't look a gift droid in the input orifice.