In the midst of all the exciting news that came out of this weekend鈥檚 Disney D23 Expo, including the first trailer for A Wrinkle in Time and the fact that every single Disney princess ever would be making an appearance in Wreck-It Ralph 2, came a far more somber moment when the late Carrie Fisher, best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia Star Wars franchise, was posthumously awarded the Disney Legends Award. Her daughter, Billie Lourd, issued a speech on her mother鈥檚 behalf, and her sentiments will have you reaching for the tissues.

Although the 24-year-old wasn鈥檛 able to attend the ceremony (she鈥檚 currently busy shooting for the next season of American Horror Story), fans still heard her touching words loud and clear as Disney chairman Bob Iger read them aloud. 鈥淎s far back as I can remember, my mom and I have been Disney fanatics,鈥 Lourd wrote. 鈥淚 was so obsessed with Ariel that I wanted to change my name. We went to Disneyland so much that I now realize she might have even loved it more than I did.鈥

鈥淏ecoming part of the Disney family was truly an amazing moment for her,鈥 she continued. 鈥淪he secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream. May the force be with you always.鈥

While Fisher isn鈥檛 an official Disney princess (though a petition is circulating to change that), there鈥檚 no denying the fact that she鈥檒l forever live on as a Disney legend, as can be seen in the new footage that was also unveiled at the convention.

In the three-minute behind the scenes clip from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there鈥檚 features plenty of new footage of Fisher, both in-character and in B-roll, as well as a quick glimpse of Lourd. Perhaps most touching of all, however, is its end, which sees the iconic actress proclaim: 鈥淚t鈥檚 about family, and that鈥檚 what鈥檚 so powerful about it.鈥

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.

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