Robert Downey Jr. is just as much a hero off the screen as he is on in Iron Man
Last week, Vicky Keyte’s son, Daniel, was the subject of some harsh bullying at school. 7-year-old Daniel was born with cystic fibrosis, a debilitating auto-immune disease. Mom Vicky took to Instagram sharing a picture of Daniel and tagging Robert Downey Jr. — dreaming that maybe the outgoing star could do something to brighten her son’s day.
In the post, she wrote “Daniel could really do with a little lift at the moment after a child at school has told him that all children with [cystic fibrosis] die. If this reaches [Robert Downey Jr.] and Daniel could get a reply I hope that it could help him through his stay in hospital as it is starting to take its toll on him.”
In classic Robert Downey Jr. fashion, the star saw the picture, and took immediate action:
In the caption, Robert Downey Jr. wrote “Mr. Stark here. This is for Daniel … who was having a rough day recently. When I’m in the dumps, I’ve found this little getup to be helpful. P.S. Would you like to come to the L.A. premiere of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ as my guest? If so, have your people call my people. All the best.”
“We physically can not believe it and can’t ever imagine a way to thank everyone enough,” Vicky Keytes said in a response to the post. “Thank you everyone. This is by far the best wake-up call ever when I found Robert’s reply. (I was a blubbering wreck).”
Little Daniel has obviously accepted Downey Jr’s invitation, and he even asked for a tuxedo so he can blend in with all of the other beautiful people.
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Robert Downey Jr. is just as much a hero off the screen as he is on in Iron Man!