Robert Downey Jr. Dubs Boy With Cystic Fibrosis As The Newest Avenger
Domenic Pace, a 9-year-old who has cystic fibrosis, spent Thursday "fighting crime" as "Iron Boy" in Sydney, as part of his wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation Australia, BBC News reported. His amazing day ended with a surprise message from Tony Stark himself, as Robert Downey Jr. recorded a short clip for the boy in character.
In it, he mentions he’s “a little undercover right now,” due to the civil war (referencing
upcoming Marvel film Captain American: Civil War) and praises Iron Boy, who rescued reporter Hope Joy from the evil villain Ultron while donning the superhero outfit, for his heroic deeds.
"I've heard you had quite the day,” “Tony” tells him. “It's hard work saving the world isn't it? ... I just want to wish you all the best. Keep up the good work."
Iron Man was so impressed by Iron Boy that he gave him a very special honor.
"Listen here, I don't do this very often but I'm making you an honorary member of the Avengers – I hereby dub thee. Because guess what? Iron Man loves you."
The actor's message was certainly the icing on the cake to an already incredible day. According to SBS Australia, Pace rode in a police helicopter and fought Ultron on the steps of the Sydney Opera House to a crowd of adoring fans.
So while Iron Man is, in our opinion, the coolest Avenger, we can make room in our hearts for another favorite –Iron Boy. Take notice, Marvel!
H/T Huffington Post