Instead of the Avengers assembling, this time we had a pure moment of Marvel fans assembling to make a dying man's wish come true.
A 33-year-old Marvel fan from Australia named Alexander is suffering from liver cancer, mouth cancer, and the rare genetic disease Fanconi anaemia which affects the bone marrow, and he thinks he could die before the official release of the movie 'Avengers: Endgame'.
Being a huge fan, he decided to try his luck and asked people to help him get an early screening of the movie with a post on Reddit. But, he also noted he's “not a child or anyone with a particularly tragic story”, just a normal guy. He thought he would make it to April, but his “bone marrow is toast”.
It's good to see that even with so much happening, Alexander hasn't lost his sense of humour since the Reddit thread is called “Dying Before April: My Endgame”.
Obviously, anyone would do anything to catch an early screening of one of the most awaited movies, but this is a special case and all the Marvel fans united to get Marvel and Disney to take notice.
The internet came together and the hashtag #Avengers4Alexander spread on Twitter.
With an update on the original post, he informed everyone that even apparently Chris Hemsworth, God of Thunder himself is aware of the situation because “Australia is a small place, turns out I know a guy who knows a guy who is chums with Chris Hemsworth”.
With so many well wishes coming his way, he also wrote, “I don't know what the outcome will be but this has been amazing. If it doesn't pan out don't sweat it - I'll carry your kind words with me and that's worth far more.”
He also took a cheeky shot and said, “Lastly, I don't mean to be greedy but since I'm triple dying can we throw Captain Marvel into the mix?” With this request, he also shared a picture of his dog as a bribe.
And then, it finally happened, Disney reached out to him and the whole thing turned into one of the those rare, beautiful internet moments where everyone works together. Sharing the exciting news, his last update on the Reddit post is - “Disney have reached out and we are discussing options. I cried when I read their email. It's everything I hoped for and I owe it to all of you.”
People on Twitter are also very excited about his wish come true and have nothing but appreciation for everyone who held make it happen.
A man will get his dying wish fulfilled.
Thanks to the beautiful internet.
10 years back this wouldn't have been possible. This is some good stuff that we have achieved.https://t.co/xacO9U6KKc#avengers4alexander#avengersforalexander#AvengersEndGame #10yearchallenge
Sometimes, it is.January 21, 2019
Of course.January 21, 2019
Yes, we can wait.
This image Broke my heart ð.!!
Got this image from reddit. @ManaByte @DanielRPK @alexand63802267 and i hope MCU Fans will remember you.!!. #Avengers4Alexander #CaptainMarvel #AvengersEndgame #Marvel #RussoBrothers pic.twitter.com/l9oHkgmzVr
It is.January 12, 2019