Captain America and Iron Man put differences aside to make dying fan's dream come true

Avengers co-stars Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans became real life superheroes recently when they joined forces to make a dying fans dream come true.

After Captain America Civil War it seemed like it would take a miracle for Cap and Iron Man to put their differences aside and work together, and that's just what happened - with a little help from Pepper Potts.

Downey Jr and Evans were joined by their fellow Marvel actress Gwyneth Paltrow when earlier this month she learned of a fan's illness.

Ryan Wilcox, who's battling Lukemia, had a dying wish to meet his superhero idols, and after an Instagram campaign his dream was realised.

Palthrow called on her friends to take a trip with her to Ryan's home town of San Diego, and even offered her services as chaffeur for the road trip.

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Downey Jr, Evans, and Palthrow met with Ryan and it's easy to see the teenager was super excited.

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We can also tell which team Ryan is on.


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