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Despite some really shitty things going on here at the moment, sometimes I love my city SO damn much, AND my crush on Robert Downey Jr just got bigger!

A young Australian sufferer of Cystic Fibrosis asked the Make A Wish Foundation if he could be a superhero for a day. They surpassed all expectations. On Thursday, the foundation, along with the New South Wales police (including the Police Commissioner), set up the most elaborate wish ever granted in Australia, and it was AWESOME! Collected via police helicopter and taken to police command headquarters, nine year old Domenic Pace was asked by Commissioner Scipione to rescue Make A Wish reporter, Hope Joy, from the clutches of an evil group led by supervillain ULTRON.




After Dominic was put into his Ironboy costume, he made his way, flanked by a motorcade of police cars with sirens blaring, to a police launch which sped its way to Clark Island in Sydney Harbour where Ironboy battled with Ultron's henchmen, rescuing the damsel in distress. But there was more to come. Our hero was then escorted to the forecourt of Sydney's iconic Opera House for the ultimate battle. In front of an adoring, sign waving crowd, Ironboy fought more henchmen before going toe to toe with the evil mastermind himself. After defeating his nemesis, saving Hope Joy, and our favourite Opera House, Commissioner Scipione awarded Ironboy the Medal of Valour.



Domenic's wish was also that his brother, Joseph, be included to fight by his side as Colonel Rhodes. Dominic (AKA Ironboy) said that if he had a real superpower it would be to heal. What a gorgeous kid!

Robert Downey Jr took to Youtube as an undercover Tony Stark to pay tribute to our newest superhero, and to make him an honorary Avenger. Could this man be any more loveable?





Photo Credits: ABC News, NSW Police, Twitter/@MakeAWishAust. Video: NSW Police





Date: 2016-02-13 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazluvsbooks.livejournal.com
This was so heartwarming!!! Wheeeeeee 😀

Date: 2016-02-17 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
It made me smile so hard my face hurt!

Date: 2016-02-13 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herminekurotowa.livejournal.com
This is absolutely magnificent! D'aaaawwwww ♥

Date: 2016-02-17 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
It is isn't it? Just lovely.

Date: 2016-02-13 12:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zara-zee.livejournal.com
That was just adorable! ♥

Date: 2016-02-17 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
With all the shitstorm surrounding Sydney's Gestapo police force at the moment, this just proved they do get things right sometimes. :)

Date: 2016-02-13 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
Aaaaaaah that's so wonderful!!

Date: 2016-02-17 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
My thoughts exactly.

Date: 2016-02-13 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] masja-17.livejournal.com
Awesome!

Date: 2016-02-17 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
It definitely is.

Date: 2016-02-13 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] casey28.livejournal.com
Aww, that's so wonderful! :)

Date: 2016-02-17 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
Such a great wish fulfillment.

Date: 2016-02-14 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sailorhathor.livejournal.com
That is the sweetest thing ever.

Date: 2016-02-17 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
Sweet like candy!

Date: 2016-02-14 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madebyme-x.livejournal.com
I love hearing about things like this. It's so damn sweet and heart warming.

Date: 2016-02-17 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
Me too. You so often see depressing news stories, so it's really uplifting to see such a happy one.

Date: 2016-02-14 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] milly-gal.livejournal.com
My heart just grew a million trillion sizes!!!

Date: 2016-02-17 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
I felt like mine was about to burst when I watched the video. :)

Date: 2016-02-15 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jj1564.livejournal.com
What a wonderful thing to do! I love his huge smile at the end of the vid. I'm not surprised you're proud of your city, and RDJ is a legend!

Date: 2016-02-17 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
That little boy's smile could have lit up the world. RDJ was awesome to send him a personal message.

Date: 2016-02-17 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jj1564.livejournal.com
RDJ always seems such a lovely bloke, and it's amazing how he turned his life around.

How's things with you, my dear?

Date: 2016-02-16 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jimbobjoe.livejournal.com
Oh, stuff like this always makes me cry tears of joy. So cool, and so fun!

Date: 2016-02-17 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggie11.livejournal.com
We all need a little joy sometimes, and this was just so happy making. BTW, I see I missed your birthday. I hope it was fab!!

Date: 2016-02-17 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jimbobjoe.livejournal.com
My birthday was a great day. Thanks! :)

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