Make-A-Wish Foundation helps a young boy with cancer meet Deadpool

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Who knew Deadpool could be so adorable?

Ryan Reynolds has made it crystal clear that he wants the Deadpool movie to be R-rated, but he still has time for younger fans.

The actor took some time away from filming Deadpool to meet up with a fan named Tony Acevedo, who is battling Hodgkin’s disease. The set visit was arranged by the Make-A-Wish foundation, inspired by Acevedo’s desire to meet the “real” Deadpool.

Reynolds posted a couple of cute shots of the meet-up on Instagram, showing Acevedo stealing Deadpool’s mask and gloves.

Deadpool has a particular poignancy for cancer survivors, a character whose cancer was cured by a medical experiment that left him horribly scarred but with an advanced ability to heal.

According to THR, Acevedo said his reason for liking Deadpool was because, “Deadpool never dies and everything he touches has magical powers.”

H/T The Hollywood Reporter | Photo via Vancityreynolds/Instagram

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor