Robert Downey, Jr. Invited A Boy With Cystic Fibrosis To The ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Premiere

News & Culture Writer
10.25.15

Meet Daniel, a seven-year-old who suffers from cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease that causes a continual buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs, generally leading to multiple infections, severe respiratory failure and sometimes death. According to Daniel’s mother, Vicky, he is often bullied at school because of his condition, so she reached out on Instagram to her son’s hero — Iron Man.

News of Daniel’s constant bullying and his mother’s call quickly spread until it eventually gained the attention of Tony Stark himself, actor Robert Downey, Jr. Never one to shy away from doing awesome things on social media, Downey responded to Vicky with a post of his own. And yes, he did suit up.

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