Mr Wonka was certainly lucky when Charlie found the final Golden Ticket – we can’t think of anyone more generous or kind to take over the world-famous chocolate factory. Let’s take a look at his best moments...
WHEN HE WAS PATIENT
Only once a year, on his birthday, did Charlie Bucket ever get to taste a bit of chocolate.
It can’t have been easy for Charlie, watching all the other children gobble his favourite food without a care. And yet, every year, he managed to savour his birthday Wonka bar so that it lasted him until the very last possible moment.
WHEN HE WAS A GOOD LISTENER
Charlie always went into the room of his four grandparents to listen to their stories, and then afterwards to say goodnight.
We’ll admit that not everybody’s stories are quite as fascinating as Grandpa Joe’s, so Charlie was lucky in that regard. Still, he hung on to every word, savouring every delicious detail – even if some of them were almost impossible to believe.
WHEN HE WAS EAGER TO SHARE
He shrugged his shoulders and picked up the chocolate bar and held it out to his mother, and said, ‘Here, Mother, have a bit. We’ll share it. I want everybody to taste it.’
It’s true what they say - a chocolate bar shared is a chocolate bar halved. And yet, Charlie knew it would taste that much sweeter if each member of his family got to nibble a square.
WHEN HE WAS KIND
He would buy one luscious bar of chocolate and eat it all up, every bit of it, right then and there… and the rest of the money he would take straight back home and give to his mother.
After finding fifty pence on the floor, some children would have bought as much chocolate as they could possibly afford, but not Charlie.
WHEN HE PUT HIS FAMILY FIRST
‘Mother!’ cried Charlie, rushing into Mrs Bucket’s arms. ‘Mother! Mother! Listen to what’s happened! We’re all going back to live in Mr Wonka’s factory and we’re going to help him run it!’
Mr Wonka was thrilled to find someone who could take over his chocolate factory – but Charlie wasn’t convinced until he was sure that every single member of his family would be able to come with him.