Avengers Assemble for dying fan’s wish

Avengers Assemble for dying fan’s wish
Chris Evans (“Captain America”)

Stratford Caldecott, dying from prostate cancer, had a last dying wish – one that became one of the greatest superhero gifts ever.

Stratford, a big Marvel comics fan, wanted to live long enough to be able to see The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. So his daughter Sophie, with nothing to lose, posted the following request on her personal blog:

“We’re going to try and get in touch with Marvel to ask if they can fulfill dad’s dying wish by sending us a copy of the film for him to watch at home. But I think we can go further than that. We’re also going to tweet the Avengers actors and see if they will take a picture of themselves holding a sign saying ‘Captain America/Thor/Iron Man [insert name of character here] for Strat!’ so that we can surprise him with their messages of support and encouragement.”

So what happens next?

Shortly thereafter, a Marvel executive arrived at her door, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely with a promise to deliver a copy of the movie to her dad.

But – it gets better. Look below…

Heroes do sometimes appear in the nick of time.

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Avengers Assemble for dying fan’s wish
Samuel L. Jackson (“Nick Fury”)

Avengers Assemble for dying fan’s wish
Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) and Robert Downey Jr (“IronMan”)

Avengers Assemble for dying fan’s wish
Mark Ruffalo (“The Hulk”)

Avengers Assemble for dying fan’s wish
Jeremy Renner (“Hawkeye”)

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