Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds as a volunteer to help at the meet a 11-year-old boy wish to receive a superhero greeting.
A boy with cancer will get a number of video greetings from his favorite on-screen superheroes after a number of stars of Marvel’s “the Avengers” rallied to meet the 11-year-old die want.
“Fox News @ Night” host Shannon Bream took to Twitter to ask for help Sunday after she met a man on a flight who talked about his nephew with cancer. The uncle said the boy was very sick and only had a few days left to live. It is unclear what type of cancer the 11-year-old was the diagnosis.
The boy’s uncle later reached Bream, says his cousin, was a big fan of the “Avengers.” He asked if it would be possible to have an actor who plays the role of one of the superheroes to make him a video.
Bream happily said yes, tweeting Sunday night: “do you Need help Twitterverse – trying to help a young boy who is dying. He probably has but a few days and all he want is a greeting from one of the Avengers. If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, can you help with a RT? Thank you in advance!”
Need your help Twitterverse – trying to help a young boy who is dying. He probably has but a few days and all he want is a greeting from one of the Avengers. If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, can you help with a RT? Thank you in advance!
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 25, 2018
Within a few hours, Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, and Paul Bettany, who takes on the role of the Vision, offered to help.
“Glad to! DM me,” Evans tweeted Bream.
Like! DM me
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) On March 26, 2018
Bethany replied, “I am the purple. DM me.”
I am the purple. DM me.
— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) March 26, 2018
Ryan Reynolds also chimed in and said that he was more of a “reserve Avenger”, but would like to send a video message to the boy. Reynolds plays the superhero Deadpool, which is also a part of the Marvel Comics, but it is an episode of the “X-men” film series.
I’m more of a “Reserve Avenger”. But happy to help. DM me.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 26, 2018
“Avengers” actors Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) will also be sending videos to the boy. Bream thanked CNN host Jake Tapper for help to connect with Rudd on the video.
“Thank you, EVERYONE! Great progress has been made, because of you. A special assist from @jaketapper I think that Twitter can be full of love if someone really needs it,” she tweeted.
As of Monday afternoon, Evans and Bethany sent their videos to the boy, Fox News can report.
Bream tweet also received an outpouring of responses from the followers and other celebrities, such as Chloe Bennett and Meghan McCain. She thanked her followers for the help and support on Monday.
Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam