'Call me maybe': Actor Ryan Reynolds cheers teenager recovering from open heart surgery (VIDEO)

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — A teenager recovering from an open heart surgery received a morale booster from actor Ryan Reynolds.

Seb Hollingsworth's father Ivan had taken to Twitter on Wednesday asking for an actor from Marvel movies to send his 13-year-old son a message, Daily Mail reported.

The 45-year-old Deadpool star responded on the day and asked Ivan to open his direct message so he could send the Newcastle boy a video to cheer the teenager on.

A clip of Ivan handing his son the phone with Ryan's video playing has been shared on Twitter.

In the clip, Reynolds told Seb that he could call him Deadpool, Green Lantern or anything that he likes.

“Call me maybe, I don't mind.”

“It sounds like you have a tonne of people who love you very much. I want to send you my well wishes and send you all my love. Hang in there, you're doing amazing. I'm super proud of you.”

The clip had since gone viral and been viewed more than 388,000 times.

According to the portal, Seb first had open heart surgery when he was four-months-old.

He recently required further surgery, prompting his father to send out his tweet in the hopes one of the Marvel stars would see it.