Chris Evans doled out good deeds in heroic proportions on Wednesday night. The Captain America: Civil War star stopped by a New York Daily News/Disney charity screening of the upcoming film, surprising a Manhattan theater packed with young volunteers.
While there, he took a moment to serenade a soon-to-be 13-year-old with a special “Happy Birthday,” gifting him a superhero-themed cupcake for donating his Bar Mitzvah money to charity. “Buddy, you’re a real champion,” Evans told the new teen, named Archie Silverstein. “I heard what you did — I think that’s really heroic.”
Evans also arrived with a bevy of Captain America toys for the kids at the event, courtesy of the movie studio. He told the New York Daily News that the gesture reminded him of his younger days. When he met his idol Hulk Hogan as a child, he received a signed action figure in return.
“I feel like I am those kids screaming,” he said. “Because I remember what it was like when I was a kid. When things really drove me wild.”
The screening honored two youth-oriented organizations. CelebrateU — where Silverstein donated money — sets up birthday parties for less fortunate kids in shelters, and GenerationOn aims to inspire, equip, and mobilize kids to improve the world through volunteer services in their communities.
“It’s a cool thing to think you might have a place in one of their chapters of their childhood,” Evans said of the night.
Watch video from the screening below. Captain America: Civil War hits theaters Friday.