“The past few weeks have been hard for 9-year-old Thomas Goodall, who lost his grandmother in October. It was the first major loss of a loved one for the boy with autism from North Baddesley, England, who relies on a consistent routine to avoid meltdowns.”

CNN reports that things finally began to take a turn for better on last week, when Thomas received a comforting video message from actor Peter Capaldi, who plays Thomas’ favorite TV character on “Doctor Who.”

(WATCH the video above, or READ the story from CNN)

Story tip – Brett Weiss