robert downey jr comforts crying fan iron man Robert Downey Jr. comforts crying boy who wonders where Iron Man isIt can be hard to explain to very young children about their favorite superheroes or fictional characters and their real-life counterparts — sometimes we like to pretend our favorite fictional characters are real. Such was the case with a young fan of the “Iron Man” movies.

Earlier this week, Heather Denno took her one-and-a-half-year-old son Jaxson to meet Robert Downey Jr., who is in the Massachusetts towns of Sunderland and Shelburne Falls to film his latest movie, “The Judge.”

But Jaxson became distraught upon seeing RDJ without his Iron Man suit on. Heather tells People that Jaxson was “so confused” because she kept telling him it was Iron Man, but he knew it wasn’t — “Well, not Iron Man in the suit.”

Luckily, RDJ stepped in to comfort the young fan. Heather says Jaxson was “fine as soon as [Robert Downey Jr.] talked to him.”


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