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

Who knew Deadpool could be so adorable?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on May 24, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 6:32 pm CDT

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

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*First Published: May 24, 2015, 3:15 pm CDT