It seems like Deadpool the twisted antihero has a heart after all.

Ryan Reynolds recently took some time off from filming Marvel‘s “Deadpool” to hang out with Tony Acevedo, a young fan who is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.

He shared a picture of his meeting with the young cancer patient through his personal Instagram account:

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Acevedo, whose age is undisclosed, is battling Hodgkin’s disease, a type of cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system. As the cancer progresses, his body’s ability to fight infection will be compromised.

He has always wanted to meet the foul-mouthed comic book character and his wish was recently granted by the Make a Wish Foundation. Reynolds, who was filming in Vancouver, Canada, invited the young fan over to the set so that he can spend a day with his onscreen character, Deadpool.

When Acevedo was asked why he wanted to meet Deadpool, he said:

Deadpool never dies and everything he touches has magical powers.

This isn’t the first time that Reynolds has utilised his social media accounts as he has shared multiple teasers and updates from the film set in the past. He is also known for unveiling the fist look at his Deadpool costume and his dark humoured Mother’s Day wish featuring the Merc with a Mouth.

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Based on a script written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the movie will be directed by Tim Miller. It stars Morena Baccarin as Vanessa a.k.a Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, TJ Miller as Deadpool’s sidekick Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Ed Skrein as Ajax.

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The official synopsis is as follows:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional antihero, “Deadpool” tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

“Deadpool” is slated for cinematic release on 12th February 2016.

Sources: The Wrap, Latin PostMayoclinic

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