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Iron Man's Robert Downey Junior invites bullied Daniel (7) - who has cystic fibrosis - to LA premiere as his guest

Published 29/10/2015 | 13:35

Robert Downey Junior said he finds
Robert Downey Junior said he finds "this little get up to be helpful" whenever he's down in the dumps.
Daniel (7) has cystic fibrosis.

Iron Man star Robert Downey Junior has proved that he’s also a real-life hero.

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Vicky Keyte's seven-year-old son Daniel has cystic fibrosis, and she reached out to the American actor when he experienced taunts from another classmate.

“This is my son Daniel and he has cystic fibrosis, he is seven years old,” she wrote on Instagram.

“He has managed to get past the bullies he faces from day to day by telling them the he too has an extra special port in his chest much like iron man has his arc reactor.”

Daniel (7) has cystic fibrosis.
Daniel (7) has cystic fibrosis.

“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.”

To the British mother’s amazement, Robert Downey Junior sent a warm response, and invited Daniel to the LA premiere of Captain America: Civil War as his guest.

“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: Civil War as my guest? If so, have your people call my people. All the best.”

Overjoyed, Vicky wrote that her little son is bow bring fitted with a tuxedo to attend the permiere in LA.

“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.”

She added that she was “a blubbering wreck” when she received the actor’s reply.

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