The Avengers, Deadpool come together to fulfill terminally-ill child's wish following Twitter plea
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans, who essay Deadpool and Captain America in the Marvel's superhero Avengers universe, volunteered to meet with a dying child on a request that came via Twitter.
Shannon Bream from Fox News put a request online on behalf of the child who wishes to connect with one of the actors in the Marvel franchise.
"Need your help Twitterverse — trying to help a young boy who is dying. 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," Bream tweeted.
Her post got a huge response as it was re-tweeted more than 20,000 times with numerous people tagging various actors from the Marvel films in the hope one would notice.
I’m more of a “Reserve Avenger”. But happy to help. DM me.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 26, 2018
Happy to! DM me — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 26, 2018
Both Evans and Reynolds said they would be happy to connect with the young man.
"I'm more of a 'Reserve Avenger'. But happy to help," Reynolds tweeted.
Both actors are known to have huge hearts, both spending time with young fans who suffered from serious medical conditions in the past.
Evans will soon be seen in Avengers: Infinity War and Reynolds in Deadpool 2.
"Thank you, everyone. Major progress has been made because of you. A special assist coming in from Jake Tapper (CNN Anchor). I guess Twitter can be full of love when someone really needs it," Bream wrote.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Mar 26, 2018 17:23:59 IST