Robert Downey Jr. surprises Make-A-Wish Singapore children with honorary Avengers ceremony

16 April 2018

As the Avengers film series comes to a close, and with Iron Man rumoured to be on his way out, Robert Downey Jr. is certainly making the most out of his time with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The 53-year-old actor — hard to believe, right? — is in Singapore for the red carpet premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, which will be out in cinemas quite soon, and along the way he's made the dreams of several Singaporean children come true.

As reported by Channel NewsAsia, 37 young "honorary Avengers" were sworn in by Downey Jr. on Sunday, in a ceremony organized by Make-A-Wish Singapore. All children involved are currently battling critical illnesses.

The event was the cherry on top of a fun-filled day for the young'uns, who experienced a special "Avengers Academy" at Marina Bay Sands, completing five missions with tactical weapons and mental skills. Meeting Iron Man himself was the reward at the end of a long day, and Downey Jr. proclaimed them honorary members by reciting the Avengers oath.

Watch the special moment below:

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