The Make-A-Wish Foundation has made a little boy's dream come true by transforming him into Iron Boy for a day.
Domenic Pace, 9, a Sydney, Australia, boy who has cystic fibrosis, always wanted to have a superpower so he can heal people.
In order to turn his wish into reality, the charity came up with a brilliant plan with the help of New South Wales Police Department, which was happy to be a part of it.
Commissioner Andrew Scipione contacted the boy — or the Iron Boy, to be precise — via a video on Thursday, informing him that Ultron’s evil henchmen had kidnapped foundation’s reporter Hope Joy. He then asked for his help with her rescue.
Domenic kicked off his day in a park where a helicopter picked him up, whisking him off to police headquarters in Parramatta for the secret mission.
He then donned his Iron Boy suit and took control of the high-tech crime fighting ensemble he was handed over, nodding his head to signal he was ready for the encounter, ready to “get down to business.”
The young superhero was then taken to Clark Island by a police speedboat to start off his rescue mission.
Although the battle was tough, hundreds of people cheered Iron Boy on as he not only defeated his enemies but also managed to take down a group of henchmen on the Opera House steps.
The NSW police chief congratulates Domenic, calling him “Sydney’s true hero.” The little boy was also awarded a medal for his courage and passion towards helping others.
“Not only has Domenic battled villains and saved his city, he’s stared down his illness and won the day,” Scipione said.
Robert Downey Jr., whose alter ego is Tony Stark/Iron Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe, tweeted his support saying he's sent a "very special boy on a top secret mission today."
Interestingly, this is not the first time Make-A-Wish Foundation has done something like this to help a child fulfill their dream. Toward the end of 2015, a young girl with cancer got to become a superhero and bring down criminals in a partnership with Spider-Man.
These instances prove that there is still so much good left in the world, and that people actually come together to help others achieve their dreams.
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