Marvel, 20th Century Fox
by Elyse Dupre | Mon., Mar. 26, 2018 8:08 AM
Marvel, 20th Century Fox
After Fox News' Shannon Bream called upon the "Twitterverse" to help make a dying boy's wish of meeting an Avengers star come true, Reynolds and Evans used their forces for good and offered to help.
"Need your help Twitterverse—trying to help a young boy who is dying. He probably has just days and all he want[s] is a greeting from one of the Avengers," she tweeted. "If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, could you help out with a RT? Thank you in advance!"
"I'm more of a 'Reverse Avenger'," the 41-year-old Deadpool star replied. "But happy to help. DM me."
The Captain America star then added, "Happy to! DM me."
I’m more of a “Reserve Avenger”. But happy to help. DM me.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 26, 2018
Happy to! DM me— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 26, 2018
However, these weren't the only stars to step in and save the day. Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson on the ABC show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also reached out and asked for the little boy's name. In addition, Zachary Levi, who played the DC Comics hero Shazam, as well as Marvel's Frandral in several of the Thor films—offered to help, too. Paul Bettany, who played Vision in Captain America: Civil War and in Avengers: Age of Ultron, reached out, as well.
"I'm the purple on," Bettany wrote. "DM Me."
What’s his name?— Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet) March 26, 2018
I'm the purple one. DM me.— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) March 26, 2018
I’m not technically an Avenger, but I’d be happy to record a video for the little man and do my best impressions of @ChrisEvans @prattprattpratt @chrishemsworth or any other Chris if necessary. 🙏 Where can I/we send these messages, and what’s his name?! https://t.co/jBTOepXzOf— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) March 26, 2018
Even those outside of the Marvel Universe pitched in. The View's Meghan McCain, CNN's Jake Tapper and columnist Adriana Cohen, for instance, all offered to help.
After receiving a swarm of replies, Bream thanked the volunteers for their support and tweeted that "major progress" had been made in fulfilling the wish of the child, Emilio.
Thank you, EVERYONE! Major progress has been made because of you. A special assist coming in from @jaketapper 👏🏼 I guess Twitter can be full of love when someone really needs it. https://t.co/9tdQMdCGDB— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 26, 2018
All of the goodwill touched one follower's heart.
It's making me cry how so many people are trying to help. Theres still hope for the world.— Emma (@heights2012) March 26, 2018
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