Ryan Reynolds became a real-life superhero for a young boy who was given just a few months to live.
Five-year-old Daniel Downing, from Plympton, U.K, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this month, so Reynolds took some time out of his busy schedule to grant Downing his greatest wish -- to talk to the "Deadpool" star.
"As soon as Daniel realized [who was on the phone], he asked if he could FaceTime him," Daniel's mother Stephanie told The Plymouth Herald.
Reynolds chatted with Downing for about 15 minutes and showed him around the set of "Deadpool 2," where he is currently filming.
"The camera crew waved hello and Daniel had his Mr. Pool T-shirt on. Daniel was telling Ryan how poorly he'd been and how his friends had helped him feel better," Stephanie said. "He had to dash off to film, but that was good, really. Daniel gets tired very quickly."
Stephanie, Daniel's step-dad, his older brother Jack and two of the family's baby sitters were all home when the call came in from Reynolds.
"I messaged his assistant to say how eternally grateful we all are for him taking the time out to talk to Daniel," Stephanie said. "It was absolutely fantastic."
"I'm so happy for Daniel. It's something he wouldn't normally have been able to do and he was so excited. He told all his friends and his teachers. It's nice to see him so excited because he has been a bit down lately," she added.