Robert Downey Jr. Congratulates Make-A-Wish’s Iron Boy on Saving Sydney

Make-A-Wish's Iron Boy
Photo Courtesy:

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 11, 2016 (UPI) — An Australian 9-year-old who donned Iron Boy armor and saved Sydney with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation was made an honorary Avenger by Robert Downey Jr.

“Trying to keep it on the DL. Anyway, I’ve heard you’ve had quite the day. It’s hard work saving the world isn’t it? I hope you had lots of fun. I bet you enjoyed the helicopter ride this morning. I just want to wish you all the best. Keep up the good work. And listen here, I don’t do this very often, I’m making you an honorary member of the Avengers. I hereby dub thee. Because guess what? Iron Man loves you.”

Domenic Pace, 9, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, donned his Iron Boy armor, took a ride in a helicopter and speed boat Thursday with the Sydney Police and defeated villainous robot Ultron on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

Iron Boy was cheered on by a crowd of supporters during his battle, but his greatest honor came in the form of a YouTube video message from Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr.

“Hey Domenic, it’s Tony. I’m a little undercover right now. I’ve shaved the beard, hat and glasses, because in case you don’t know there was a civil war recently,” Downey said.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here