Marvel movie stars continue to prove themselves real-life heroes, with the way that they are willing to step up and make dreams come true for young fans in serious need.
The latest example is the case of a young Australian Marvel fan named Josh, who was diagnosed with a terminal case of cancer and was given months to live. Josh's family started a campaign to get some big Marvel movie stars to lend their encouragement and support to Josh - and like the heroes they are, many of the actors stepped up to answer the call!
Check out how one of Josh's biggest wishes was made into a reality.
Here's the original call-to-arms that Josh's family put out:
PLEASE SHARE THE HELL OUT OF THIS!— KrissieCosplay (@KrissieCosplay) August 12, 2018
He only has a couple of months to live, we need to make his wish come true before it’s too late ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/R3wPqahE8r
Once the message went out, social media personalities with some influence tried to make sure the request got in front of the right people:
With enough boost, the request was answered by several big Marvel movie stars:
I’m already in touch with Josh and his family. Thanks!— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 13, 2018
Such a special man with a huge heart thank you @VancityReynolds josh loves you so much for brightening up his days. Everyone please let’s get more @chrishemsworth @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @TheRock pic.twitter.com/7FulT1Zh1P— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018
This is what Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds sent to Josh.prevnext
The Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, also contributed a message to Josh.prevnext
Ok guys now we need more messages of support for my hero please. @RobertDowneyJr @MargotRobbie @chrishemsworth @SamuelLJackson @TheSlyStallone @MarkRuffalo and anyone else you may have any contacts with please pic.twitter.com/UIPsPab9De— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 20, 2018
As one of the most prolifically charitable Marvel stars, Chris Evans made sure to lend his support as well.prevnext
Amazing beautiful man. Please support josh with more videos from celebrities please. @CharlizeAfrica @SamuelLJackson @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @chrishemsworth @TheRock @JonahHill pic.twitter.com/Hpk8uvL9YR— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018
What a beautiful man bringing smiles to my dying son, you made his day. Thank you @prattprattpratt hope you got your video back from Joshy ?— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 15, 2018
Chris Pratt keeps a running pace with Evans when it comes to big heartfelt moments of charity - so naturally he also had a video to share with Josh.prevnext
Awesome stuff thank you so much @TomHolland1996 please everyone let’s get more to brighten josh’s days up please @chrishemsworth @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @TheSlyStallone @SamuelLJackson @DrakeBell @AnthonyHopkins @MarvelStudios @TheRock @JonahHill @amyschumer pic.twitter.com/apQ5IlfiYC— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018
Tom Holland has become the face of young Marvel fanboys and girls everywhere - and a class act charity giver in his own right. Having been just a fanboy himself so recently, Holland's praise carries serious weight.prevnext
A True Hero
My hero, what an inspiration pic.twitter.com/QO7z1LbBY4— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 31, 2018
Finally, meet Josh himself. We could all stand to learn a lesson in perseverance and courage from someone like this.5comments
If you want to do something nice for Josh, head to Twitter and throw in some "@" tags to other Marvel Movie stars that you want to see contribute a video to Josh. It's a rare time where social media interactions can actually help us do something good in the world. Don't waste the opportunity.
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