Over the weekend, a tweet from Fox News personality Shannon Bream went viral, leading to a few of the Infinity War stars, and other big and small screen heroes outside the MCU, to lend a hand. Shannon Bream sent out a tweet yesterday asking for anyone to help a dying child named Emilio get his one final wish, a greeting from one of the Avengers. Here's Shannon Bream's original tweet from yesterday afternoon that went viral.
"Need your help Twitterverse, trying to help a young boy who is dying. He probably has just days and all he want is a greeting from one of the Avengers. If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, could you help out with a RT? Thank you in advance!"
That original tweet was retweeted more than 24,000 times, with over 26,000 likes, with a few of the Avengers answering the tweet. Chris Evans, who plays the iconic Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War, responded by stating, "Happy to! DM me," while his co-star Paul Bettany, who plays Vision, responded saying, "I'm the purple one. DM me." Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool, whom he describes as a "Reserve Avenger," also said he was happy to help, along with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet.
Bream also received responses from Meghan McCain, The View host and the daughter of Senator John McCain, along with Zachary Levi, who plays the title character in the upcoming DCEU adventure Shazam!. Levi admitted that while he is not an Avenger, he'd be happy to record a video doing his impressions of Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, "and any other Chris if necessary." Bream also added in another tweet thanking everyone for their support that she got a "special assist" from CNN news anchor Jake Tapper, although it isn't known what that "assist" may be.
Since Bream revealed in her initial tweet that Emilio may only have a few days left to live, hopefully we'll get more updates on this soon, although whether or not these stars respond with videos to the brave youngster Emilio remains to be seen. Bream hasn't offered any details about what Emilio is dying from, or what her connection to the young boy is. It also remains unclear whether or not these videos may be made public or not, if these Avengers do step up and give this youngster his dying wish, which it seems, in all likelihood, will in fact happen, thanks to the generosity of Chris Evans, Paul Bettany and others.
Avengers: Infinity War is shaping up to be the biggest movie of the year, and it's possible that it could have what it takes to break the all time opening weekend record of $247.9 million, set in December 2015 by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Avengers: Infinity War was named by two separate polls, one by Fandango and the other by IMDB, as the most anticipated movie of the year, and it wouldn't be surprising if it finished the year as the highest-grossing movie. Take a look at the original tweet from Shannon Bream Twitter and some of the more notable responses.
Need your help Twitterverse - trying to help a young boy who is dying. He probably has just days and all he want is a greeting from one of the Avengers. If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, could you help out with a RT? Thank you in advance!— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 25, 2018
I’m more of a “Reserve Avenger”. But happy to help. DM me.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 26, 2018
What’s his name?— Chloe Bennet (@ChloeBennet4) March 26, 2018
Happy to! DM me— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 26, 2018
I'm the purple one. DM me.— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) March 26, 2018
Let me see what I can do!— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 25, 2018
I’m not technically an Avenger, but I’d be happy to record a video for the little man and do my best impressions of @ChrisEvans@prattprattpratt@chrishemsworth or any other Chris if necessary. 🙏 Where can I/we send these messages, and what’s his name?! https://t.co/jBTOepXzOf— Zacovfefe (@ZacharyLevi) March 26, 2018
Thank you, EVERYONE! Major progress has been made because of you. A special assist coming in from @jaketapper 👏🏼 I guess Twitter can be full of love when someone really needs it. https://t.co/9tdQMdCGDB— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 26, 2018