Ben Affleck Surprises 11-Year-Old Batman Fan Battling Terminal Cancer


Not all superheroes wear capes!

Earlier this week, Ben Affleck learned about an 11-year-old refugee named Mukuta who is currently battling terminal cancer.While receiving care at Hospice Atlanta, the young boy expressed his love for all things Batman. As a result, the staff put out a request for a superhero impersonator to help lift Mukuta’s spirits.

Spoiler alert: Ben did that and so much more!

According to NBC affiliate 11 Alive, the Hollywood actor took a break from filming Triple Frontier in Hawaii to FaceTime with Mukuta. “Such a memorable day for Mukuta who’s a super #Batman fan!” the center wrote on Twitter. “He received a phone call from @BenAffleck today. Thanks to the widespread community support and helping us deliver on our mission: To Improve the Lives of Those We Serve.”Ben also offered to help fly Mukuta’s mother from Zimbabwe to Atlanta to be with her son during this difficult time.

“#HospiceAtlanta & Mukuta’s family are so thankful to @BenAffleck, who following his FaceTime conversation w/Mukuta yesterday, has graciously offered 2 fly his mother from Zimbabwe to reunite with her son,” the center revealed. “A true superhero in action!”

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