Ryan Reynolds and his red Spandex suit return to the Marvel universe in “Deadpool 2.” The film is a hit, having earned more than $300 million worldwide on its opening weekend. Fans love Ryan, and he’s proving he’s not just a superhero on the big screen — he’s one in real life too.
Reynolds goes above and beyond for his young fans. In February, he teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring some superhero smiles to kids with critical illnesses. The 41-year-old actor shared some sweet pictures on Instagram with the caption: “These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of super-brave kids.”
It’s not the first time The “Deadpool” star has stepped up for someone else. In 2016, he wrote a heartwarming Facebook tribute to a 13-year-old boy, (and “Deadpool” superfan) who passed away from cancer. “Connor was a great friend, a great son, and a light to the people lucky enough to know him,” Reynolds worte. “I'm grateful I got to orbit Connor's world for a brief time. Grateful for the pages and pages of hilarious texts between us.”
The father of two, and husband of actress Blake Lively, also revealed that he saved his nephew’s life — talk about major! He shared on social media: “Years ago, I took a CPR course thru the Red Cross,” he said. “I ended up saving my nephew’s life because I knew what to do! True story!” That’s what we call heroic!
The mega celeb has also been open about his longtime battle with anxiety and on the importance of putting family first. In a recent interview, he said, “For me, it’s really about prioritizing. I never want to be on my deathbed, and look back and just go, ‘Oh, I missed out.’ I love being with my kids.”