12-year-old Marvel and DC comics fan Anthony recently had emergency brain surgery, so what’s more fitting than well wishes from some of his favorite superheroes?
Anthony’s uncle Ryan C took to Twitter to ask the superhero community to cheer up his nephew—and it was like he was lighting up the bat signal.
Just wanted to share a request. @Marvel @DCComics #Superheroes My 12 year old nephew is a huge fan. He just had emergency brain surgery on Thurs and I know he’d be ecstatic if a hero out there could send a get well. I just want to do something for him. #help pic.twitter.com/fLqMV3swWF
— Ryan C (@MMFQDEATH) March 1, 2020
“Just wanted to share a request. Marvel and DC Comics, my 12 year old nephew is a huge fan. He just had emergency brain surgery on Thurs and I know he’d be ecstatic if a hero out there could send a get well. I just want to do something for him,” he wrote.
Ask no more. The superhero community takes care of their fans like no other. The tweet went viral, catching the attention of Mark Hamill, Ryan Reynolds, Tom King, and others.
Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker aka the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, wished Anthony well: “I want you to know that I’m thinking of you during your recovery & know you will get well soon. Just remember: The Force will be with you…ALWAYS! All the best from your pal, Mark Hamill.”
Hi there Ryan! I want you to know that I’m thinking of you during your recovery & know you will get well soon. Just remember: The Force will be with you… ALWAYS! All the best from your pal, Mar🐫 pic.twitter.com/gWRwn7VLm4
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 3, 2020
Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool, sent Anthony a DM.
Batman writer Tom King reminded Anthony that Batman was on his side and that, like Batman, he can persevere.
All the best getting better little dude. Remember, Batman is on your side. pic.twitter.com/6ftCbd7Dx7
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) March 2, 2020
Batman artist Mikel Janin sent Anthony a message and special picture of Batman wishing him well.
Get well soon, buddy! pic.twitter.com/Pgtxq7Vlya
— Mikel Janín (@mikeljanin) March 2, 2020
Tom Taylor, who writes for DC comics, sent him well wishes from Spider-Man.
Spider-Man says, “Get well soon, buddy!”
(I write the guy. I can speak for him). pic.twitter.com/4wdFpHArIA
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) March 3, 2020
Ryan reached out to thank everyone, saying the tweets have brought Anthony lots of happiness during his recovery.
It’s honestly unbelievable how far this has gone. All of you brought countless smiles to his face. He’s been reading the replies and just been filled with happiness. I can’t even express to everyone how grateful I am that all of you came together for him! Thank you so much!
— Ryan C (@MMFQDEATH) March 3, 2020
Anthony will have a long journey ahead of him, but it must feel good to know you’ve got some of the strongest superheroes in the universe in your corner!