A young Australian boy with cystic fibrosis was given the chance to save Sydney. The Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed nine-year old Domenic Pace into Iron Lad for the day on Thursday.Iron Lad conquered his arch nemesis Ultron on the measures of the Sydney Opera House as hundreds of bystanders cheered him on.
Previously he had saved Make-A-Wish Foundation’s reporter Hope Joy from Ultron’s henchmen. Domenic travelled by helicopter to police headquarters and afterwards rode a police speedboat to Clark Island to save Ms Joy.
Talking to Sydney radio station 2GB, Domenic described the helicopter ride as “awesome”.Iron Boy received star support from Robert Downey Jr, the performer who plays Tony Stark, his alter ego, in the Iron Man and Avengers movies.
“Sent a really special boy on a top secret assignment today. Go get ’em, Domenic,” the actor tweeted.
He also posted a video in character as Tony Stark to tell Domenic he’d been formally inducted into The Avengers, the superhero collective headed by Iron Man.
“I hear you’ve had quite the day. It’s hard work saving the world, isn’t it,” he said.