He may be half a decade removed from selling the company, and happily ensconced in semi-retirement and family life, but the reaction to the great man at Celebration Orlando only goes to show that no amount of years will ever dim how grateful we are to George Lucas for giving us the gift of Star Wars.

On this day back in 1944 George Walton Lucas was born, and #TeamJediNews would like to wish the Maker a very happy birthday and here’s to many, many more.