Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, invited a child named Daniel to the premiere of “Captain America: Civil War” in Los Angeles, California as his guest.

Daniel’s mother reached out to the actor via Instagram and posted a picture of Daniel wearing multiple patches on his body. The photo caption read, “This is my son Daniel and he has cystic fibrosis, he is seven years old and wants nothing more to meet his idol Robert Downey Jr. (aka iron man).”

The request said that the purpose of the message was to give Daniel a bit of a lift after a kid at school told him that all children with cystic fibrosis will die. She said that the character Iron Man has helped Daniel overcome bullies by telling them that, “…he too has an extra special port in his chest much like Iron Man has his arc reactor.”

The message also said that Daniel is currently in a hospital and that his present condition is beginning to take a toll on his body.

The “Iron Man” star replied with a picture of himself in a goofy pose, dressed as Tigger from “Winnie the Pooh.”

Downey’s instagram invitation read, “Mr. Stark here. This is for Daniel (@envy_coatings) who was having a rough day recently. When I’m in the dumps, I’ve found this little getup to be helpful. P.S. Would you like to come to the LA premiere of Captain America: Civil War as my guest? If so, have your people call my people. All the best.”

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that clogs the lungs and digestive system with mucus. People with the condition have a hard time breathing and digesting food.

“Captain America: Civil War” opens on May 6, 2016. The red carpet premiere will be in April 2016, according to Average Socialite . The event will be open to invited guests only.

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