To have great power (and responsibility) of being called a superhero even offscreen is a heartwarming status that I also hope translates into action. In this case, Tom Holland, also popularly known for his role as Spider-Man, has done it again.
In June 2017, he visited the Los Angeles Children’s hospital and again in June 2019 with co-stars Zendaya and Jake Gyllenhaal.
As they promote their new movie Spiderman: Far From Home, the 23-year-old actor made sure to visit Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, so that he would surprise his young fans while he’s dressed as Spider-Man.
On July 2 through Facebook, The United States Embassy in Seoul shared about the visit. “A real superhero made these kids super happy,” the U.S. Embassy Seoul wrote.
“Hollywood actor Tom Holland made a special visit to Seoul National University Children’s Hospital to bring cheer to children staying there during his visit to Seoul to promote his new movie Spiderman: Far from Home.”
For over an hour, Tom Holland toured all 8 wards of the hospital in costume, taking photos with children, their parents, and even the hospital staff as he stayed in superhero character.
“It was Holland’s personal interest to come to the hospital,” Park Jung-won, a member of the hospital’s pediatric treatment department said, according to an Inquirer report.
“He wanted to follow Spider-Man’s heroic characteristics in visiting the children.”
Additionally, the children were given the chance to watch an advance screening of the new film, talk with the stars, get autographs, high fives and saw Tom Holland do some backflips to give joy to the kids.
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