I’ve just been hit with a serious case of the early morning feels cuz
I was going through the events of the force awakens and I realised the moment Leia and Rey hug? That’s the first time they ever meet in the film.
Because we first see Leia after Kylo Ren has already captured Rey, and we know she doesn’t get off starkiller base until after it’s been destroyed.
And just. The moment when they hug is such an emotional one and they’re essentially complete strangers, so Leia must have run over to where the falcon was docking, knowing only that Han is dead, killed by their own son and she sees the boy, the ex stormtrooper, being carried off on a fucking stretcher and behind him is this shell-shocked looking girl holding a lightsaber, Luke’s lightsaber and all she really knows about this girl is that Han had soft spot for her and that she somehow faced off Kylo Ren in a one on one fight and came out alive. And Leia is just like “fuck it this kid needs a hug” and god I’m still tearing up over that scene a year later no one fucking look at me.