Ryan Reynolds is someone we typically think of as having a well-developed sense of humor: From playing silly songs when his wife, Blake Lively, is in labor to wishing her a happy birthday through a hilarious message, it seems he never misses an opportunity for laughs.
However, that doesn’t mean he can’t be serious, or take time to mourn lost loved ones – especially those gone far too soon.
Reynolds met 13-year-old Connor McGrath through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Connor, who battled cancer, was one of the first fans to see Deadpool. In fact, Reynolds surprised him with a rough cut of the film, which the pair watched together. The two became friends; Reynolds visited him again, and the pair texted frequently.
While Connor McGrath’s loss is incredibly tragic, we’re glad he and Reynolds could become friends and send our best wishes and care to his loved ones.