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Ryan Reynolds, Mark Hamill Become Real-life Superheroes for a 12-Year-Old Undergoing Brain Surgery

Ryan Reynolds, Mark Hamill Become Real-life Superheroes for a 12-Year-Old Undergoing Brain Surgery

When Anthony, a 12-year-old boy, who is recovering from a brain surgery wished to receive get-well-soon messages from his favourite comic book superheroes, DC and Marvel forces united to fulfill his dream.

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  • Last Updated: March 4, 2020, 9:34 AM IST
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Being a superhero is not an easy job. While they are fighting crime lords, saving cities and escaping alien invasions on the screen, there are millions of fans who hold onto them in the hardest of moments. Recently, when Anthony, a 12-year-old boy, who is recovering from a brain surgery wished to receive get-well-soon messages from his favourite comic book superheroes, DC and Marvel forces united to fulfill his dream.

His uncle Ryan, reached out to Marvel and DC Comics on Twitter and wrote, "Just wanted to share a request. @Marvel @DCComics #Superheroes My 12 year old nephew is a huge fan. He just had emergency brain surgery on Thurs and I know he’d be ecstatic if a hero out there could send a get well. I just want to do something for him. #help (sic)."

Without wasting a moment, Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool in Marvel Cinematic Universe sprung in action and sent out a video message for the boy.

Soon after him, other actors and comic book artists replied to the original tweet with superhero-inspired cartoons and messages to wish Anthony a speedy recovery.

Mark Hamill, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films too tweeted for him and reminded the young lad that 'the force is with him'. "Hi there Ryan! I want you to know that I'm thinking of you during your recovery & know you will get well soon. Just remember: The Force will be with you... ALWAYS! All the best from your pal, Mar (sic)," he tweeted.

While Batman artist Mikel Janin created a personalized sketch, Comic book writer Tom King sent Anthony an inspiring comic strip from the Dark Knight and Avengers comic book artist Patrick Zircher sent him Captain America led 'The Mighty Avengers' cover. Comic book author, Tom Taylor, on the other hand, created a Spider-Man cartoon with Anthony in it.

Overwhelmed by these personalised messages, Ryan thanked these superheroes and informed that Anthony has got these messages and is super happy reading them.

"It’s honestly unbelievable how far this has gone. All of you brought countless smiles to his face. He’s been reading the replies and just been filled with happiness. I can’t even express to everyone how grateful I am that all of you came together for him! Thank you so much!" he tweeted.

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