The very first person to see Deadpool was a young cancer patient

Ryan Reynolds reveals a 13-year-old with leukemia saw the film 6 weeks ago

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He might be sweary and shooty and generally nuts, but at heart Deadpool is just an overgrown kid, a 13 year old boy in spandex. And the links go even deeper than that, with star Ryan Reynolds revealing that young Connor McGrath, a huge Deadpool fan fighting lymphoblastic leukemia, was one of the first to see the movie six weeks ago.

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Ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls. This is my friend, Connor McGrath. He’s quite possibly the biggest #Deadpool fan on…

Posted by Ryan Reynolds on Friday, 12 February 2016

Connor’s parents are trying to raise money to send him to America for an experimental treatment, with a donations drive currently at $27,000 of their $800,000 goal. We’re sure seeing the Merc with a Mouth, not to mention a visit from the man himself, helped raise Connor’s spiring in the meantime.

Oh, and if you’re questioning the wisdom of showing an adult movie to a little kid, here’s Reynold’s response.

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Deadpool has a real way with the kiddies.