Good Gods! Stars of 'Thor' Visit Children's Hospital to Cheer Up Kids
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston took a break from filming the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok in Australia and visited a children’s hospital to make the patients there feel like real-life superheroes.
The actors, who portray fraternal nemeses in the Thor films (as well as 2012's The Avengers), visited patients at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane Tuesday, bringing along the hero's iconic hammer and their long locks to put a smile on the kids’ faces.
The actors helped raise the spirits of the kids by taking photos and spending time with the patients and their families.
Well, loki who visited us tonight. Thank you @chrishemsworth and @twhiddleston for creating some superpowered memories for our patients! And a shoutout to the Children's Hospital Foundation and @juicedtv for making it happen. Repost @vonw #hammertime #thor #chrishemsworth #tomhiddleston #ragnarok #marvel #godofthunder #thornado
Hemsworth, 33, tweeted: “Met the real superheroes of the world at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. A huge shout out to these brave kids!”
Met the real superheroes of the world at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. A huge shout out to these brave kids! pic.twitter.com/VCfVIxeKfs— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) August 23, 2016
The stars also met with 9-year-old Calyn Hoad, who is a head trauma patient at the hospital.
In 2013, he saved his younger brother’s life when he pushed him out of the way of a car in traffic. Calyn was hit by the car and suffered massive brain injuries.
Calyn has been in the hospital ever since. A Facebook page set up by his family said: "Though all the odds were against him somehow he survived and is now going through the long hard recovery process unable to talk or walk and with minimal communication to everyone around him Calyn is still fighting with all he has to come back to us."
After meeting the actors, his family posted on Facebook: “Nothing makes a real life superhero feel a little bit better than meeting another superhero!! Thor and Loki just got to meet our hero.”
On Wednesday, Hemsworth returned to spend more time with the kids inside the hospital.
He came back! @chrishemsworth made a second visit to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital tonight and saw a number of children and families that didn't see him last night. He made young Daniel's night! Repost @juicedtv #madepossiblebychf #Thor #thorragnarok #ladycilentochildrenshospital Photo from @juicedtv and @childrensorgau