Ryan Reynolds Fulfills Fan’s Dying Wish

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Ryan Reynolds met with a dying fan Saturday after his football (soccer) team Wrexham AFC won their match.

Wrexham AFC advanced to the Football League on Saturday after beating Boreham Wood FC. The team is co-owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Following the win, Reynolds met with Jay Fear, 45, a fan who was diagnosed with terminal appendix cancer in January, the BBC reported.

Reynolds gave Fear a glove from the movie “Deadpool,” and arranged for him to attend future sets and filming of the franchise, the BBC continued. Fear, who is from Southampton, said his family would remember the gesture forever.

“It was amazing to meet Jay. I wonder if I’d have the same unwavering joy if our roles were reversed,” Reynolds said of meeting Fear. “He is an exceptional person and his family is wonderful. I got a little choked up talking to him and feeling how much his kids and wife are going to miss him.”

Reynolds had previously heard of Fear’s wish to meet the club and Reynolds after his diagnosis. “They always say you should never meet your idol and this guy is definitely an exception to that,” Fear told Sunday Breakfast following the conversation. (RELATED: Ryan Reynolds’ Company Mint Mobile To Be Acquired For Up To $1.35 Billion)

The meeting was arranged by a charity called Bucket List Wishes. “This wish is the hardest, took the most amount of volunteer hours and cost the most in almost ten years of us granting wishes,” the charity said, according to the BBC.