We may tend to think of Stormtroopers simply as anonymous henchmen of Galactic Empire, but that’s probably because we rarely get to see them with their guard down. Sometimes Stormtroopers grow bone-weary and it’s a lucky thing when little Pikachu are there to offer support.

This heartwarming and delightfully geeky candid family photo was taken by Coolmikeol during FanimeCon 2011 in San Jose, CA. Fanime is one of North America’s largest anime conventions and has been running since 1994. You can revisit this photo any time you like over at the Department of Awesome Parenting.

Click here to view more of Coolmikeol’s Fanime 2011 photos.

[via Figure.FM]