MCU stars who are nice in real life prove that kindness itself can be a superpower. Though they might not be able to shoot webs from their wrists or have Nordic-god-level strength, they can still be heroes to their fans. Even if these Marvel actors played the villain (or always liked the villain better), they've demonstrated they're nothing but chivalrous to their very dedicated fans.
It's certainly not easy living up to literal superheroes, and serious comic book fans have high expectations. But these movie stars have proven they're up to the task. Read on for the thoughtful, generous, and simply nice things they've done for their (occasionally overzealous) fans.
- Photo: Bethany Laurèl
Travel blogger Bethany was working as a server in a sushi restaurant when one of her favorite actors, Robert Downey Jr., stopped in with his family. Starstruck and nervous, as we all would be, Bethany tried to serve the polite and conversational Downey Jr. as she would any other patron.
After their meal, the Iron Man actor stuck around to chat and sign an autograph for the restaurant owner/head chef. After hearing Bethany was a big fan and interested in the film business, Downey Jr. took the time to pose for a picture with her and wished her luck, proving that, unlike Tony Stark, he has a heart of gold.Is this heartwarming?
Twitter user @NamelessCass was attempting to get an autograph from the Spider-Man: Homecoming actor in New York City alongside a mass of other Avengers fans who had the same idea. Cass shared a video of the encounter, where she is pushed up against a barricade and can be heard in distress saying, "Guys, I'm literally having a panic attack."
Luckily, Holland's Spidey senses were tingling. The typically mild-mannered actor threatened to throw the pushy fans' autographs on the ground, responding to Cass, "It's okay, I got you, I got you." Spider-Man to the rescue!Is this heartwarming?
Chadwick Boseman Reposted Clever Fan Mail
When a young boy named Ben sent Chadwick Boseman Instagram fan mail, it might have gone unnoticed if not for the unique language he used. The photo shows Ben holding a message written in Wakandan, an alphabet created for Black Panther, reading, "Dear Black Panther my name is Ben. I am your biggest fan. Could you please write back."
Boseman obliged, not only writing back but actually reposting the image Ben sent him, captioning it, "How cool is it that Hannah Beachler created an incredible alphabet for #BlackPanther and now I’m getting fanmail like this? Thanks for letting me know you're my biggest fan, Ben. You’re awesome and your letter means a lot to me."Is this heartwarming?
Mark Ruffalo shared the (self) love with Twitter user Juliette (@gyllendaya) back in 2014, when as a teenager, she sought the actor's advice on self-confidence. Ruffalo stressed the importance of loving oneself, and followed up in several tweets over the next five years as Juliette shared her progress.
Juliette explained to Insider, "At only 17 years old, seeing one of my favorite actors tweeting me back to give me this kind of advice really made me feel loved and supported." Who's chopping onions?Is this heartwarming?