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Robert Downey Jr. Dresses as Tigger For Boy With CF

Robert Downey Jr. Dressed Up as Tigger For the Sweetest Reason

Robert Downey Jr. is at it again! The Iron Man superstar proved he is an actual superhero back in April when he tweeted back and forth with a young fan who had a rough day, and now he's taking it a step further.

Last week, Vicky Keyte reached out to the star via Instagram after her son's classmates made fun of him for having a chest port to help him manage his cystic fibrosis. According to his mom, Daniel has fended off bullies before, telling them that his port is like Iron Man's arc reactor. But this time, the children really got him down, with one child telling him that people with CF don't live. So Vicky posted a photo of Daniel and his port on Instagram, tagged Robert Downey Jr. and asked for any help she could get in reaching the actor because "Daniel could really do with a little lift at the moment."

#cysticfibrosis #myironman #bulliescanthurtme @robertdowneyjr This is my son Daniel and he has cystic fibrosis, he is seven years old and wants nothing more to meet his idol Robert Downey Jr (aka iron man) as he has managed to get past the bullies he faces from day to day by telling them the he too has a extra special port in his chest much like iron man has his arc reactor, I am sharing this in hope that mr stark (as Daniel calls him out of the suit) could find a way to contact me on here as Daniel could really do with a little lift at the moment after a child at school has told him that all children with cf die. If this reaches him 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.
A photo posted by Vicky Keyte (@envy_coatings) on

The actor did better than that — he not only responded via Instagram, he wore a fabulous costume, gave Daniel some advice ("When I'm in the dumps, I've found this little getup to be helpful"), and invited the tot to be his guest at the premiere of Captain America: Civil War.

To say Vicky and Daniel were excited was an understatement. The mom said she was "a blubbering wreck"!

Nice work, Iron Man — you just won over a new wave of fans!

Image Source: Getty / Justin Tallis
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