May 4th is a non-formal Memorial Day observed annually since 2011. It is also known as Star Wars Day to celebrate Star Wars and the famous saying “May the Force Be with You”.
May the 4th be with you is also spelled as “May the Fourth be with you”. It is a slogan derived from the phrase “May the Force be with you” and is used by the movie characters before any dangerous mission.
It has been used in recent times to wish someone success on any occasion, therefore it is not said only on May 4th.
This day is observed by Star Wars fans worldwide. It is a day all Star Wars fans unite from all over the world to celebrate in different ways, on all social media, on television, and physically through customized shirts, parties, plays, Star Wars movie Marathon, etc.
The Force is a supernatural and universal power used in the Star Wars fictional world. The force is sought for good by heroes like the Jedi and exploited for evil by the Sith and other villains.
The Jedi serves the force, but the Sith tries to compel the force to serve them.
20 Correct responses to “May the 4th be with you”
- And with you too.
- Same to you.
- Thank you.
- May the odds always be in your favor.
- I’m sorry, I don’t believe in the force.
- And with your spirit.
- May the force be with you.
- May the fourth be with you all.
- Live long and prosper.
- May the force of good guide us always.
- Right back at you.
- And I wish you the same.
- May God bless you, richly.
- I needed to hear that. Thank you.
- That was such a kind thing to say.
- I believe it will be as you say.
- I appreciate that.
- Ditto, you will need it more.
- Good luck.
And with you too
And with you too, is a straightforward response to May the 4th be with you. It conveys your own heartfelt feelings and understanding of the statement and the celebration.
It is simple and is mostly said orally because it is easier than standing and saying so much. If however someone sends you the wish through text message, you may want to reply with a more detailed and thoughtful message.
Same to you
Just like the wish in no 1 above, it is also mostly used orally or can be used as a reply through text. However, you may need to add other things if you are replying through text.
Thank you is a courteous response to May the 4th be with you. It is a perfect response if you are not a Star Wars fan but understand the concept of the force. It shows gratitude for the person’s wish.
May the odds always be in your favor
May the odds always be in your favor is another way of telling someone good luck. This response is a more complicated but beautiful way to say, “May luck always be on your side”.
It originates from The Hunger Games released in 2008, where a character says the catchphrase to participants at the beginning of a competition.
Hurray is used to express joy. It is a shout of approval or to signify that you have been expectant of this day. Here are ways to use it: Hurray! Today is here at last. A day to remember our Star Wars heroes and all the heroes in our lives even the ones without capes.
I’m sorry, I don’t believe in the force
If you haven’t watched Star Wars, you may not understand what May 4th represents. You may have watched it but aren’t a fan of the celebration.
Either way, it is not necessary to feign understanding or acceptance. Simply say I’m sorry, I don’t believe in the force or I’m sorry, I don’t understand the notion of the celebration.
And with your spirit
When someone tells you “May the 4th be with you”, it expresses their desire and wish that all the good the force represents guides you and causes you to have luck and success.
Spirit symbolizes a person’s whole being. Therefore, responding with “And with your spirit” is simply saying and with you.
May the force be with you
May the force be with you is an iconic phrase originally used by characters in the Star Wars movie. It was the original saying from which May the 4th be with You was punned.
Responding with May the force be with you shows that you have watched and understood the movie and that you are also a fan of Star Wars.
May the 4th be with us all
May the 4th be with us all is a perfect response to May the 4th be with you said by a group member in a gathering or group chat. It extends the wish to every other person in the group. You can also say May the 4th be with every one of us.
Live long and prosper
Live long and prosper is a response from Star Trek. When a friend wishes you ‘May the 4th be with you’ you can tease them by responding with a Star Trek quote.
This will inevitably bring about a playful banter. This response is perfect for a close friend who is also a Star Trek fanatic.
There are even strangers who have a good sense of humor who will understand that you are teasing them.
May the force of good guide us always
Responding with May the force of good guide us always is an attempt to establish what aspect of the force you covert.
Force in the movie Star Wars was presented in two ways; as good or bad. The force as good describes the Jedi, who sought and served the force for good.
The force is bad described by the Sith, who tries to compel the force for evil purposes.
Right back at you
Saying right back at you is appropriate for a close friend. It is a fun, playful, and easygoing response. In a more playful tone, you can also say “Right back at ya”.
It is a slang used amongst friends when they want to return a good wish or even a bad one. It is mostly informal and can only be used amongst people who are familiar with each other.
I wish you the same
The response I wish you the same means that you wish for the person the exact thing they wish for you. In a more elaborate response, say I heartily appreciate your message, and I wish you the same.
This is a basic response and is easy to use. It can be used with everyone whether your boss at the office, a stranger you met on the road, or even a close family member.
May God bless you, richly
If you are a Christian, then you believe that God is the supreme and the greatest. The meaning of “May God bless you richly” to you is the same as May the 4th be with you to a Star Wars fanatic.
The person believes in the force and wishes that it will be with you and guide you. On the other hand, you believe in God and wish that it will bless them abundantly.
I needed to hear that. Thank you.
Responding with I needed to hear that, thank you shows how timely the wish came. It also shows that it cheers you up and brightens your mood.
Even amid celebrations a person can feel sad. Thus, when someone wishes them well, it can make them feel good. You might also respond with your message meant a lot to me; I appreciate you.
That was a kind thing to say
If you respond to someone’s message with that was a kind thing to say, it shows that they thoughtfully wrote the message out of the kindness of their hearts and that you appreciate and welcome it.
You can also reply with that is a nice thing to hear. It takes a kind-hearted person to compose a well-thought-out message and remember to send it to his/her loved ones.
When a person makes that effort, it is nice that we appreciate them and then reciprocate.
I believe it will be as you say
May the 4th be with you can be used to wish someone success and good luck.
Therefore, in a situation where someone tells you may the 4th be with you before an exam, a presentation, or a journey, it means they are wishing it will go successfully.
You can then respond with I believe it will be as you say, or it shall be as you have wished.
I appreciate that
I appreciate that shows gratitude. When you respond with, I appreciate that it means you are thankful for their thoughtfulness in sending you the message. You can also say in a more romantic way I appreciate you.
You can show a person that you appreciate them by telling them physically or by a gesture that will let them feel your gratitude.
A gesture can be an action of love and/or sacrifice that will make the person feel honored.
Ditto, you will need it more
If a friend who is a huge fan of Star Wars tells you May the 4th be with you before an exam, you can respond with ditto, you will need it more.
This is because they are wishing you luck for the exam especially if it is a difficult one. When you tell them that they need it more means that you are probably more prepared than they are.
This can also serve as a joke because it is only someone who does not take things too seriously that will understand that you also wish them well.
May the 4th be with you is used to wish a fellow Star War lover well. Just like the statement May the 4th be with you, saying good luck is also another way to wish another person good things.
It has a multipurpose usage – it can be used as both a wish and a response. As a wish, it can be used interchangeably with the statement May the 4th be with you.
These are the responses that you can give that when someone tells you May the 4th be with you. So, if you are always at a loss of what to say or respond to, you can always come back here to pick a reply.
If perhaps a person sent you a text message, then you can combine two replies and form a beautiful message. Perhaps you are the first to want to send a message, these replies can double as a well-wish.