A young Avengers superfan has died, but not before his dying wish was fulfilled by his idols.
Emilio Pachon passed away this Wednesday after suffering from Neurofibromatosis type I.
In his last days, Fox News journalist Shannon Bream tweeted that the 11-year-old’s dying wish was to hear from one of the Avengers before he died. The tweet went viral and resulted in an outpouring of love and support from the superheroes he admired.
Marvel superheroes such as Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds, and Jeremy Renner, offered to speak to the child, and they did. Prior to Emilio’s death, Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson on the ABC show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also reached out and asked for the little boy’s name. In addition, Zachary Levi, who played the DC Comics hero Shazam, as well as Marvel’s Frandral in several of the Thor films offered to help, too. Paul Bettany, who played Vision in Captain America: Civil War and in Avengers: Age of Ultron, reached out, as well.
Bream later reported that the well-wishes the boy received from the superheroes “lit up his hospital room and blessed his family.”
Bream told her followers: “Though Emilio has passed, any Avengers/Heroes who wanted to send messages can now direct them to his twin little brothers who are big fans of yours too.”
Since his passing, Levi and CNN anchor Jake Tapper have expressed their condolences to the family.