Paul Bettany and Chloe Bennet also responded to a Fox News anchor's Twitter request
Superhero movies have become a staple of our culture. Though they are filled with rampaging destructive battles, these movies also showcase the heroes’ primary strength: Saving vulnerable people and providing comfort to those who need it. On-screen superheroes Chris Evans (Captain America) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) showcased their own ability to save lives when they volunteered to help comfort a dying superhero fan.
Fox News anchor Shannon Beam kicked things off on Sunday by tweeting a broad request for one of the Avengers to help a terminal patient with “just days” to live.
“Need your help Twitterverse – trying to help a young boy who is dying,” Bream wrote. “He probably has just days and all he want is a greeting from one of the Avengers. If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, could you help out with a RT? Thank you in advance!”
A few hours later, Evans replied, saying he was “happy to!” Reynolds also chimed in, noting he was “more of a ‘Reserve Avenger'” but still “happy to help.” Paul Bettany, who stars alongside Evans in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War as the Avengers android Vision, offered to help as well. Chloe Bennet, who plays the superpowered secret agent Daisy Johnson on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., asked for the fan’s name (“Emilio,” Beam replied).
Beam tweeted her thanks on Sunday: “Thank you, everyone! Major progress has been made because of you … I guess Twitter can be full of love when someone really needs it.”
See the tweets below, and stay tuned for further updates.