Aww! Ryan Reynolds really knows how to give us all the feels. The Hollywood hunk became a real life superhero for one little boy, whose biggest wish was to meet his favorite Marvel character, Deadpool. Well, turns out Ryan was the perfect guy to call!
Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly be any more in love with Ryan Reynolds, 38, he goes ahead and gives us one more reason to swoon over him. In a meeting arranged by the Make A Wish Foundation, Blake Lively‘s hubby made the dreams of Tony Acevedo come true. Tony, a child who’s bravely battling cancer wanted nothing more than to meet Ryan’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine Deadpool character in person — and of course, the actor obliged. Read on to see how their sweet encounter went down!
Ryan Reynolds Dresses Up As Deadpool To Make Wish Come True For Little Boy Battling Cancer
“Tony Acevedo asked Make A Wish Foundation if he could meet Deadpool,” Ryan wrote on Instagram on May 22, accompanied by a couple of heartwarming photos of the two. Grab a box of Kleenex, because Ryan’s out to make you tear up with his emotional post! Take a look at the cuteness overload below:
Tony Acevedo asked Make A Wish Foundation if he could meet Deadpool. I wasn't expecting him to sneak the mask, put on the gloves, smile… and then beat Deadpool about the face, arms and jugular with blazing speed. Tony's next fight is with Hodgkin's Disease. Hodgkin's Disease best be wearing its brown pants. Huge thanks to @makeawishamerica
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Of course, Tony dressed for the occasion, donning an identical Deadpool suit to Ryan’s — and he must have made quite the impression, according to the father of one’s description of their time spent together.
“I wasn’t expecting him to sneak the mask, put on the gloves, smile…and then beat Deadpool about the face, arms and jugular with blazing speed,” the 38-year-old said. “Tony’s next fight is with Hodgkin’s Disease. Hodgkin’s Disease best be wearing its brown pants. Huge thanks to @makeawishamerica.”
Hodgkin’s disease, or Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is a cancer of lymph tissue. It is one of the most curable cancers but rarely affects children, according to U.S. National Library of Medicine.
It makes sense that Tony feels a connection to Deadpool. In comic books, the “anti-hero’s” alter-ego, Wade Wilson, battles cancer himself, but possesses the superhuman ability of accelerated healing. Ryan is bringing the character to life again, when he stars in a solo film without his X-Men co-stars, set to premiere on Feb. 12, 2016.
HollywoodLifers — what do YOU think about Ryan visiting Tony in his Deadpool costume? Let us know!
— Evan Real