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Chris Evans and Paul Rudd grant the wish of terminally ill boy after news anchor tweets on his behalf

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Mar 26, 2018

There are days when Twitter can feel more frustrating than fun, but there are moments that remind you just how connected we all are by social media. 

Case in point: Fox News host Shannon Bream sent out a tweet Sunday night about a little boy named Emilio who's, sadly, extremely ill. Speaking to The Wrap, Bream explained she'd sat next to Emilio's uncle on a flight and learned that Emilio's dying wish was to meet one of the Avengers.

“His uncle sat next to me on a flight a few weeks ago,” Bream said “He reached out yesterday, and I don’t really have Hollywood friends but I said I’d give it a try. I sent the tweet and said a prayer.”

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What followed was a flood of retweets, 25 thousand currently, and replies from Avengers and non-Avengers alike as everyone tried to put out the call to assemble a team to meet Emilio.

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Bream says both Paul Rudd and Chris Evans made videos for Emilio, crediting journalist Jake Tapper with the assist.

“Jake is friends with Rudd and that really got the ball rolling. That — in addition to all the kind RTs — got the attention of the others,” Bream told The Wrap. “I’m still going through tweets this morning and finding others offering to get involved.”

This isn't the first time the Avengers have come together to answer the call of a child in need and something tells us it won't be the last. Talk about heroes.