Robert Downey Jr has a reputation for reaching out to kids in need, that’s why it isn’t too surprising that it’s exactly what he did when he heard about Seven-year old Daniel, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. To help keep him alive, he’s got a port on his chest that is actually kind of similar to the arc reactor of Tony Stark.
Daniel’s mom mentioned on Instagram that he idolizes RDJ and hopes to meet him one day, because Iron Man helps him face his disease and deal with bullies who make fun of him. Upon hearing about this, Downey Jr sent this odd, but extremely awesome response:
“When I’m in the dumps, I’ve found this little getup to be helpful. P.S. Would you like to come to the LA premiere of Captain America: Civil War as my guest? If so, have your people call my people. All the best.”
In case the story alone doesn’t give you a big enough case of the feels, check out Daniel’s reaction. He’s so excited that I’m pretty sure he’s turned into a monkey.
#cysticfibrosis #myironman #bulliescanthurtme @robertdowneyjr This is my son Daniel and he has cystic fibrosis, he is seven years old and wants nothing more to meet his idol Robert Downey Jr (aka iron man) as he has managed to get past the bullies he faces from day to day by telling them the he too has a extra special port in his chest much like iron man has his arc reactor, I am sharing this in hope that mr stark (as Daniel calls him out of the suit) could find a way to contact me on here as Daniel could really do with a little lift at the moment after a child at school has told him that all children with cf die. If this reaches him and Daniel could get a reply I hope that it could help him through his stay in hospital as it is starting to take its toll on him.