Watch: Alan Rickman’s Unusual Final Role is Bittersweet Perfection

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Although most fans will recognize Alan Rickman as Professor Snape in the “Harry Potter” movies, or as Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” his final role ends his great career on a sweet and touching note.

Rickman narrated a tortoise eating a strawberry as a promotional ad for the charities Save the Children and the Refugee Council. For every view on YouTube, the charities will receive a small donation.

College students were able to recruit Rickman for this video for the online fundraising system OneClickGiving. According to founder Oliver Phillips, Rickman “could not have been more kind and generous, letting us in, welcoming us, asking us how university was going. He was really great throughout.”

Watch the clip above to remember Rickman, raise more money and awareness for the charities involved, and watch a tortoise eat a strawberry.

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