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Peter Facinelli works teh mall in the name of charity

As promised on his tweet, Peter Facinelli arrived at the Charleston Town Center Mall in West Virginia today to find droves of fans, teens and moms alike, some of whom had been waiting in line since 5 a.m. Fans circled the court and twisted up to the second and third floors of the mall.

Peter talked about the charity, City of Joy, for which a portion of the $40 pictures and $25 autographs will benefit.

Kelly Walker and her daughter, Kelsey, stood in line for over 4 hours to catch a glimpse of the vampy doctor. "I'm here for [my daughter], but I'm just as excited to meet him," said Kelly. Her daughter said, "I couldn't breathe, I was hyperventilating."

Even the mallís marketing director, Lisa McCracken, is enamored with the Twilight Saga and was thrilled to be a part of bringing Peter to the mall. "[The event has] exceeded our expectations, and we had big expectations. It shows the power of a good book. This has been the biggest day for us this year."

Regarding her feelings on the books, McCracken said, "It changed my life. You need to read the books, that's all I can say."

The power that the Twilight Saga books, movie, and cast of characters elicits solidifies its place in pop culture history. Aside from simply enjoying the franchise, itís refreshing to see the actors take part in giving back to the community.