Ryan Reynolds Makes Boy Battling Cancer's Dreams Come True

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Ryan Reynolds really knows how to pull at our heartstrings. First, he joined social media and shared perhaps the most epic #tbt to date. Then, he posted an adorable photo of him thumb-wrestling with his new daughter, James. Now, he's taken it one giant step further, and the waterworks are flowing. 

Tony Acevedo is battling Hodgkin's Disease — a cancer of the lymph tissue — and asked the Make A Wish Foundation if he could meet Deadpool, E! news reports. On Friday, his wish was granted. The foundation arranged for Acevedo to meet Reynolds in his Deadpool costume. Reynolds took to Instagram to share the sweet and unforgettable moment. 

"I wasn't expecting him to sneak the mask, put on the gloves, smile...and then beat Deadpool about the face, arms, and jugular with blazing speed," Reynolds wrote. He then shared with his fans the heart of the matter. "Tony's next fight is with Hodgkin's Disease. Hodgkin's Disease best be wearing its brown pants," he continued. 

It's clear Reynolds knows how to put his superpowers to use both on and off the screen. We're rooting for a healty, happy, and superhuman future for Acevedo!

Take a look at the heartwarming photos below.