Talk about SUPER!
Though Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t exactly play a superhero in the Marvel movies, on Monday she proved she’s just as much of a hero as her costars by getting Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. to visit a young man who’s been diagnosed with leukemia!
A while back, the blonde beauty took notice of a young fan, Ryan Wilcox, who has leukemia and took to social media to tell his story and express his interest in meeting his actor heroes!
After reading the 18-year-old’s tale, Gwyneth was able to call up both Chris AND Robert and got them to visit Ryan in San Diego with her yesterday for a meet-and-greet and some pics!
Paltrow started off the journey by taking to Instagram and sharing a pic of Evans and RDJ on the tarmac saying:
Let’s do this #ryanstrong @robertdowneyjr #chrisevansA photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on May 23, 2016 at 10:09am PDT
Once the stars were up in the air, Miz Paltrow shared:
#ryanstrongA video posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on May 23, 2016 at 11:07am PDT
But the best picture of all came once the boys got to meet:
Today @ryanwilcox0303 got a little surprise. Thank you to the incredible #chrisevans and my better work half @robertdowneyjr for being the men you both are. And thank you to the Wilcox family for your hospitality! #ryanstrongA photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on May 23, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT
Ryan wasn’t going to let the Hollywood stars have all the fun though as he also took a few pics that have since been reposted:
Chris Evans in my room. Robert Downey Jr in my chairA photo posted by Grossmont High School (@ghsasb) on May 23, 2016 at 2:27pm PDT
And the best pic of all:
#RyanStrong #Repost @ryanwilcox0303 with @repostapp. ├ú╞Æ┬╗├ú╞Æ┬╗├ú╞Æ┬╗ Look who stopped by! @gwynethpaltrow @robertdowneyjr #chrisevansA photo posted by Grossmont High School (@ghsasb) on May 23, 2016 at 10:41am PDT
The three actors ended up spending the afternoon with Wilcox and his family and even signed a few autographs, including Downey signing the kid’s bedroom wall — even if he chose #TeamCap. LOLz!
Later, the Captain himself tweeted:
Today I got to shake the hand of a true warrior named Ryan Wilcox. He’s cooler than I could ever hope to be. Thanks for the hospitality Wilc
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 23, 2016
We’re so happy to see celebs use their star power for good and hope they continue to be heroes IRL!
[Image via Instagram.]