In case you weren’t sure whether Ryan Reynolds was one of the kindest Canadian celebs in show business, his actions from last week should help sway your decision.
On Friday afternoon, Reynolds, who’s starring as the lead in the new superhero flick Deadpool, teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to give a young boy battling Hodgkin’s Disease the opportunity to meet his favourite superhero on set in Vancouver.
Dressed in his full Deadpool costume, Reynolds made young Tony Acevedo’s dream come true by spending time with him, letting him try on his mask and gloves, and even taking a soft super-beating from the little guy.
Reynolds seemed ecstatic to have an opportunity to spend time with Tony and posted photos of their hang on Instagram:
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
When the Make-A-Wish volunteers asked Tony why he loved Deadpool so much he said, “Deadpool never dies and everything he touches has magical powers.” It doesn’t get more adorable than that.