Seven-year old Daniel suffers from cystic fibrosis which is a rare genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. He has a permanent port on his chest (port-a-cath) much like the arc reactor of Tony Stark.
Daniel’s mom says that Iron Man helps him face his illness and the bullies that make fun of him for it. He wanted nothing more than to meet his idol Robert Downey Jr., and it seems that he’s about to get his wish.
Downey learned about Daniel through his Instagram and posted this wonderful costume photo to help cheer him up. Downey says in his photo response:
“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.”
I just love this man to bits. Check out the wonderful Instagram conversation between the two after the break.
And here’s Daniel’s overwhelmed reaction to the news…
(via Comic Book Resources)