Sometimes actors are even more super than the heroes they play!
Robert Downey Jr. is no stranger to to charity and helping kids out. The superhero stud even donned a Tigger costume to cheer up a sick boy and invited the little guy to the Captain America: Civil War premiere!
Now that RDJ is making the publicity rounds to help promote Captain America’s third film, he’s in a very heroic mood as he stopped by the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on Tuesday to meet some young fans!
Robert is in England for the premiere of Civil War and was kind enough to say hi to a few of his fans — including 7-year-old Ethan Miller from Southend, Essex who suffers from a a rare blood disease and type 1 diabetes. Despite Ethan’s troubles, he was all smiles as he dressed up as Iron Man and snapped a pic with the 51-year-old actor (above)!
Miller’s father said of his son’s condition and the chance to meet RDJ:
“Ethan has been in and out of hospital a lot in the past three years. He watches the films all the time and virtually lives in his Iron Man costume. Ethan was over the moon to meet his hero and it has really helped to lift his spirits.”
Of course, the Sherlock Holmes actor was pretty touched by the whole experience as well, saying:
“The highlight of the Captain America: Civil War tour has been visiting the patients, families and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Their courage, strength and hope leaves me humbly inspired.”
Downey also visited several other kids throughout the hospital as he spread smiles and surely recruited a few more members for #TeamIronMan!
He spoke even more about it during Tuesday’s Facebook Live chat with fans (around the 8-minute mark):
Make sure to check it out AND go see Captain America: Civil War when it lands in theaters May 6!
[Image via AP Images.]