Ryan Reynolds Brightens a Terminally Ill 5-Year-Old Fan's Day With a FaceTime Tour of 'Deadpool 2' Set

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Ryan Reynolds really cares about his fans.
The star did his part to help make a terminally ill child's dream come true by calling the young Marvel superfan from the set of Deadpool 2.
When 5-year-old Daniel Downing was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer earlier this month, his parents set about trying to arrange a phone call from the Deadpool star to help raise their son's spirits.
Reynolds was more than happy to speak with the young fan, and the touching meeting was caught on camera. The phone call quickly turned into a FaceTime conversation when Downing asked if he could show Reynolds his Deadpool T-shirt.
"Ah that's awesome, what an awesome T-shirt!" Reynolds exclaimed. "You know, I'm the only guy who doesn't have one of those T-shirts. I need to get one of those."
The father of two later asked Downing if he's seen Deadpool, to which the little boy said had seen it multiple times.
"You're a little young," Reynolds said, laughing.
Reynolds made Downing's day even brighter when he revealed that he was standing outside the set of the upcoming sequel, and then gave him a sneak peek with a fun tour.
This isn't the first time the 40-year-old star made sure to bring some joy to a young kid battling cancer. Last year, Reynolds visited a 13-year-old Deadpool fan named Connor McGrath in Alberta, Canada, to show him a special screening of the movie weeks before it hit theaters. Check out the video below to hear more.