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this six-year-old Rodian was one of Anakin Skywalker's childhood friends. Wald lived in Mos Espa with his family, which had moved to Mos Espa only shortly before the Battle of Naboo, and helped Anakin as he built a pod racer. Wald was known as a petty thief and vandal, and grafitti proclaiming Watto to be a "dirty old bird" was attributed to him. Wald always managed to share his illicit earnings with his friends, and his friendship with Anakin was strong. However, when Anakin won the Boonta Eve Classic, Wald lost a great deal of credits on the race. He accused Anakin of cheating, and the two boys fought with their fists until Qui-Gin Jinn broke them up. Qui-Gon used the event to prove to Anakin that, no matter how hard you physically fight someone, you will never change their opinions. Note that certain sources indicate that this was actually a young Greedo the Elder, and not Wald, that Anakin was fighting. In the years following Anakin's departure, Wald remained close friends with Kitster Banai and Anakin's mother, Shmi. He took a job working in Watto's salvage yard, but never matched Anakin's skills in repairing old hardware. Nevertheless, when Watto decided to retire, he turned over the salvage shop's rights to Wald. He renamed the shop Wald's Parts, and continued to do a meager business during the early years of the New Republic. When Kitster stole the Killik Twilight moss-painting, Wald helped him escape from Jergo, then later provided information to Leia Organa Solo on where Kitster had fled with the moss-painting.