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Tom Holland and his Spidey costume bring smiles to an Atlanta children’s hospital

Marvel's charming new Spider-Man is already winning us over.


Sarah Weber

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 19, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 5:39 am CDT

Tom Holland already charmed Marvel audiences with his youthful portrayal of Spider-Man in Captain American: Civil War this spring. But his recent visit to Atlanta’s Egleston Children’s Hospital will really melt fans into puddles. 

The 20-year-old actor posted photos of his visit to Instagram, where he wrote, “Meeting you all today was such a wonderful experience and you’re all such little inspirations. We’re proud of you and we love and we hope to be back soon.”

In addition to being part of the Avenger’s lineup, Holland will star in Spider-Man: Homecoming, set for release July 7, 2017. It’s Marvel Studios’ first solo Spider-Man film after getting the filming rights to the character back from Sony following a five-movie run staring first Tobey Maguire and then Andrew Garfield. 

Holland, the youngest of the recent spate of Spider-Man actors, looked right at home in his new superhero role as he chatted with kids and even cradled a newborn.

With the visit, Holland joins a long line of superhero actors who have used their star power for good. Chris Evans as Captain America, and Chris Pratt as Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Star-Lord appeared at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Christopher’s Haven cancer clinic in Boston last year following a friendly Super Bowl bet.


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*First Published: Aug 19, 2016, 1:07 pm CDT