The Avengers cast proved they could be real life heroes too, at least in the eyes of one very special little boy.
It all came about on Sunday when Fox News journalist Shannon Bream posted an open request on Twitter:
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!
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 25, 2018
Her tweet soon became viral and it wasn't long before the Avengers assembled to show their support:
Happy to! DM me
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 26, 2018
I'm the purple one. DM me.
— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) March 26, 2018
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) March 27, 2018
Hello Shannon , please DM . Best B ðŸ'¨ðŸ?¾ðŸŽ¤
— Benedict Wong (@wongrel) March 26, 2018
Just off work now Suited up and ready
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) March 27, 2018
Even Ryan Reynolds got involved:
I’m more of a “Reserve Avenger”. But happy to help. DM me.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 26, 2018
And last night (Monday), Bream tweeted that Emilio had got his dying wish:
This is the kind of thing that restores faith in humanity - three Avengers' messages have made it to Emilio, two more are on the way. Again - huge thank you to @jaketapper for helping to get this thing off the ground - and to everyone who RT'd and shared contacts. God bless! https://t.co/lEM94eyEWE
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 26, 2018