Peter Capaldi sends heartwarming message to grieving autistic boy

"Dr Who" actor Peter Capaldi has sent a heart-warming video message to a nine-year-old autistic boy.

Thomas Goodall was struggling to cope with the loss of his grandmother and sent a letter to the actor before her funeral.

Speaking as Doctor Who, Capaldi told the boy he enjoyed getting his letter.

The boy's father posted the clip on youtube, saying: "A lovely message from Peter Capaldi to my 9 year old autistic son. This arrived just before Thomas' nanny's funeral and helped him to deal with his grief in a profound way. Thank you Peter so much."