It’s easy to dump on celebrities. They who have perfect beautiful houses and perfect beautiful teeth and perfect beautiful bank accounts. But, once in a while, they do something that makes you think: okay… I suppose they’re not ALL bad. And that’s exactly what has happened with a bunch of Marvel stars.
On Sunday, US news presenter Shannon Bream sent out a tweet about a young boy, Emilio, who is dying and is hoping for a greeting from one of the Avengers.
Bream said: “Need your help Twitterverse - trying to help a young boy who is dying. He probably has just days and all he want is a greeting from one of the Avengers. If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, could you help out with a RT? Thank you in advance!”
The tweet quickly went viral, being liked and shared more than 60,000 times.
And, fantastically, it was then picked up by a few Marvel stars who agreed to help out and meet young Emilio.
Captain America star Chris Evans replied: “Happy to! DM me.”
And Ryan Reynolds, who plays the hilarious Deadpool, added: “I’m more of a ‘Reserve Avenger.’ But happy to help. DM me.”
A Captain America-Deadpool team up would be pretty awesome – and together, I reckon they’d make for a really special day for the youngster.
But Evans and Reynolds weren’t the only ones to volunteer.
Paul Bettany (who plays Vision) said: “I’m the purple one. DM me.”
Meanwhile, Benedict Wong (who plays Wong in Doctor Strange) wrote: “Hello Shannon, please DM . Best B.”
Finally, Zachary Levi (who appeared as Frandral in several of the Thor films) added: “I’m not technically an Avenger, but I’d be happy to record a video for the little man and do my best impressions of Chris Evans, Chris Pratt or Chris Hemsworth or any other Chris if necessary.”
There you go. Faith in humanity (temporarily) restored.