While Kevin Doyle may be wearing a costume to Comic-Con International in San Diego like many other attendees, his Star Wars gear serves a much greater purpose (grab the tissues, folks).
In honor of his late wife Eileen, the Minnesota man has walked over 600 miles down the California coast while wearing a Stormtrooper costume. According to reports, Doyle and his wife were huge fans of the sci-fi series and would often dress up in costume together.
Doyle, 57, began his voyage on June 6 at the Star Wars museum in Petaluma, and the walk was scheduled to end Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center. He told the San Diego Union Tribune that he lost his creative spark after his wife died of pancreatic cancer in 2012, and he hopes the trek will help him return to work as a photographer and illustrator. He also hopes to raise money for a children's charity he launched in his late wife's name.