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No offense, but I could totally take Debbie Novotny in a lemon squares competition.

Hey!

So one of the things I really love about Robert Downey Jr. is when he meets a sick child (usually has a serious illness, in/out of the hospital, etc) it doesn’t stop with a photo-op.  

He continues to keep in touch with them afterwards.

EXAMPLE #1:  Brock Johnson, whom he started interacting with in ~2014

RDJ continued to keep in touch with him and his family for well over a year – e.g. here’s the two of them at RDJ’s house, and also

that’s them on Facetime.  

This went on until Brock’s untimely passing and beyond.  RDJ remains in touch with Brock’s family even over a year since then – e.g. almost three months after the fact, and as recently as a month ago.

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EXAMPLE #2:  Ryan Wilcox.  

Gwyneth Paltrow first got in touch with Ryan and then she brought him to RDJ and Chris Evans’ attentions, culminating in a much-reported visit to Ryan’s house in San Diego back in May 2016.

Three months later, RDJ continues to be in touch, via Facetime

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EXAMPLE #3:  Kiel Lampman, whom RDJ started interacting with last month.

From that news article (specifically the pic’s caption), it sounded like RDJ has called him a few times (usually after treatments).

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There’s a couple more that we’re aware of but I just don’t have enough info to include on this list – e.g. this comment.

And that’s another thing:  with the exception of the Ryan Wilcox one (which was much publicized because Goop), all of these had near-zero media attention. 

In fact, honestly, the only reason why we know of these is because some of us tend to obsessively scour social media for anything related to RDJ.  He himself has never talked or hinted at doing these things.  Ever.

And you know, he’s a busy guy – one of the biggest movie stars in the world; has a company that has been trying to get projects off the ground for years, but also has non-film pursuits; has two little kids under the age of five and an older son whose band performances he would literally fly to middle America for, just to watch.  Yet he takes his time to do all of this.

I just think he’s a really great dude.

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“You lift your coat from where it’s hanging over the back and drape it round my shoulders. It smells nice: like fresh air and cinnamon and cedar wood, and that undefinable scent that’s distinctly you. I’m vaguely aware of what an enormous display of submission this is – curled up at your feet like one of my own dogs – but I can’t really bring myself to care; or at any rate, not enough to do anything about it.

Inspired by a scene in this wonderful fic by MissDisoriental. You know you’re deep in the HeAteUs when you start making fanart from fanfics. *sigh*