Ben Affleck is a superhero on-screen and off, especially in the eyes of one 11-year-old boy. Mukuta, a refugee from the Congo, is currently undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer at a hospice centre in Atlanta. According to NBC 11Alive, the terminally-ill young boy had two wishes: to reunite with his family and to meet his superhero, Batman. The hospital originally only asked for a Batman impersonator but thanks to social media, Mukuta's wishes reached the actor, who's currently filming a new movie in Hawaii, and the two were able to meet over FaceTime.
After their conversation, Hospice Atlanta revealed that Ben offered to help fulfil the other half of Mukuta's dream. Ben will pay for Mukuta's mother to fly from a refugee camp in Zimbabwe to reunite in person. He proves that it doesn't take a mask or a cape to be a hero, simply a desire to help.
Such a memorable day for Mukuta who’s a super #Batman fan! He received a phone call from @BenAffleck today. Thanks to the widespread community support and helping us deliver on our mission: To Improve the Lives of Those We Serve. #HospiceAtlanta @EvilMelTucker #Batman4Mukuta pic.twitter.com/l2Z8AdnHaX— Visiting Nurse | Hospice Atlanta (@VNHS) April 5, 2018
#HospiceAtlanta & Mukuta’s family are so thankful to @BenAffleck, who following his FaceTime conversation w/Mukuta yesterday, has graciously offered 2 fly his mother from Zimbabwe to reunite with her son. A true superhero in action! #Batman4Mukuta @DabneyHollis @VNHS 404.215.6011— Visiting Nurse | Hospice Atlanta (@VNHS) April 6, 2018