Stan Lee's touching message to teen Spidey fan injured in shooting

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Jan 22, 2013, 10:04 PM EST (Updated)

What's not to love about Stan Lee? He's 90 years old and he's still one of the biggest supporters of superhero stories on the planet, not to mention a guy who seems to sincerely love his fans. For proof, check out this video of Stan the Man wishing the best to a teenage fan who was recently critically injured in a school shooting.

Last week 16-year-old Bowe Cleveland was shot when a classmate opened fire at Taft High School in California. Cleveland was airlifted to a nearby hospital and had to endure surgery and a medically induced coma. He's recovering now, and his friends have taken to wearing Spider-Man T-shirts in his honor. He's a big fan of Stan the Man, you see, and those same friends have even been working to get Stan to reach out to Cleveland as he recovers. They called, and Stan answered.

"I'm sending you this message to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you, as are the thoughts and prayers of all of Marveldom assembled," Lee said in a video posted to YouTube.

Lee also noted that he'd be sending Cleveland signed posters and comics to cheer him up while he's "on the mend," and let him know that he's not alone on the road to recovery.

"Never forget, you've got a whole superhero cheering section rooting for you," Lee said.

Check out the whole video below, and relish the heartwarming presence of Stan.

(Via ComicsAlliance)

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