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.
According to a report on People.com, 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!
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that helped to make this possible and a massive thank you to @robertdowneyjr for Daniels invite to join you in LA, we physically can not believe it and can’t ever imagine a way to thank everyone enough, I will keep everyone updated on the build up to the big day on Daniels progress and his day to day going ons and of course his tuxedo fitting that he has asked for today as he wants to fit in like a real star (not that he is not the biggest star in my eyes) thank you everyone this is by far the best wake up call ever when I found Roberts reply (I was a blubbering wreck) ❤️ #ironman #rdjmeetdaniel #overthemoon #cysticfibrosis #rdjducklings