If there’s one thing Danny Sheehan of Boston, Massachusetts, loves, it’s Aquaman.
Of course, the 7-year-old is a superhero in his own right. In January 2017, he was diagnosed with pineoblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. The little warrior has been fighting ever since, undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and a stem cell transplant. Through it all, he has drawn strength from his favorite member of the Justice League!
Despite his health struggles, Danny’s joy is ever-present and contagious! In fact, he spread smiles to thousands during a holiday photo shoot in November when photographer Corey Taylor surprised him with a special present.
Danny ripped off the wrapping paper to find an Aquaman action figure — and had the cutest meltdown!
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“Oh my gosh, my favorite one,” he cried. “Aquaman!”
The video of his adorable freak-out went viral and eventually caught the attention of Aquaman himself (also known as Jason Momoa)!
The actor couldn’t help but grin when he saw Danny’s enthusiasm and knew he had to talk to him. So he surprised the little boy with a special FaceTime call! The two of them had a great time chatting, and Momoa even suggested they ride dolphins together! It was everything Danny could have dreamed of and more!
“Thank you for making this call and for making Danny the happiest little boy ever — he can’t wait to ride dolphins with #AQUAMAN,” his mom Natalie wrote on Facebook. “And a huge thank-you to everyone who shared D’s video and made the seemingly impossible of him meeting his superhero hero totally possible!”
Way to make Danny’s year, Momoa! We can’t say we’re surprise since he’s half-Atlantean, half-human, and 100 percent sweetheart! Along with Momoa, we’re sending all our love to Danny as he continues his treatment.
See their sweet exchange in the video below, and share this story to support the brave boy. You can also help the Sheehans cover his medical bills by donating here.
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