Robert Downey Jr. is known for being serious, stony-faced – even a little rude at times.

However, he’s shown that there’s another amazing side to his personality – and one little boy got to see the full extent of that.

#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

According to a report on, Vicky Keyte reached out to Downey Jr. about her son’s difficult life with cystic fibrosis via Instagram – and he responded brilliantly.

The Iron Man star took to Instagram to post a photo of himself dressed as Tigger from Winnie The Pooh – complete with striped onesie – and posed in a fierce tiger-like stance for seven-year-old Daniel.


In the caption of the photo he said, ‘Mr. Stark here. This is for Daniel (@envy_coatings) 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 LA premiere of Captain America: Cival War as my guest? If so, have your people call my people. All the best.”

Obviously, the family was THRILLED!


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