The actor Paul Rudd has despatched a handwritten letter to a 12-year-old boy after he obtained simply two signatures from fellow college students in his college yearbook.
The pair additionally spoke on FaceTime after Brody Ridder, from Colorado, got here residence from college with the yearbook.
Brody, who signed his personal clean yearbook with the message: “Hope you make some extra buddies,” had reportedly been repeatedly alienated and bullied by his classmates.
However after his mom, Cassandra, posted concerning the incident in a Fb submit that went viral, the college pupil struck up a friendship along with his favourite superhero.
Ant-Man star Rudd, 53, made contact with the household and organized a FaceTime name, wherein the pair bonded over their shared pursuits in chess, fencing and dinosaurs.
Rudd then adopted up with a signed Ant-Man helmet and letter, wherein the previous Clueless star reassured Brody that “issues get higher” and to recollect the many individuals who love him.
“Pricey Brody, it was nice speaking to you the opposite day. It is vital to do not forget that even when life is hard that issues get higher,” he wrote.
“There are such a lot of people who love you and suppose you are the best child there may be – me being one among them!
“I can not wait to see all of the wonderful issues you are going to accomplish. Your pal, Paul.”
The actor additionally included a handwritten notice on the entrance of the Ant-Man helmet, wherein he inspired Brody to “tackle the world”.
“To my good good friend Brody for when he takes on the world!” he wrote.
In a Fb submit, Cassandra known as Rudd an “wonderful human being”, whereas revealing that she and her son had continued to remain in contact by way of textual content message.
“Guys, extra tears. Paul Rudd is an incredible human being. Brody and Paul are on texting phrases now. The textual content message acquired me,” she wrote.
Chatting with the Unbiased, she mentioned the change and reward had left her son “ecstatic”.
In addition to sparking a friendship with Rudd, Brody’s story has prompted an outpouring of help from different pupils, together with older pupils from his college.
In keeping with the Washington Submit, after listening to that his classmates had declined to want him nicely, a gaggle of older college students visited Brody in his class, filling his yearbook with impromptu signatures and compassionate messages.