Actor Ben Affleck got to play the caped crusader via FaceTime recently, when he found out a young fan was suffering from terminal cancer.
A hospice in Atlanta put the word out that their young patient Mukata, 11, a refugee from the Congo, was a big Batman fan. They were hoping to secure a costume or find an impersonator to meet with the boy, who had only days to live.
Stars like Zachary Levi helped get the word out, and Affleck answered the call. The actor was in Hawaii at the time, but jumped on a FaceTime call with Mukata.
Such a memorable day for Mukuta who’s a super #Batman fan! He received a phone call from @BenAffleck today. Thanks to the widespread community support and helping us deliver on our mission: To Improve the Lives of Those We Serve. #HospiceAtlanta @EvilMelTucker #Batman4Mukuta pic.twitter.com/l2Z8AdnHaX— Visiting Nurse | Hospice Atlanta (@VNHS) April 5, 2018
Ben was so touched by the young fan’s story, that when he heard Mukata’s mother was unable get from Zimbabwe to Atlanta to see him, he offered to help with travel costs.
After the call, Hospice Atlanta called him “a true superhero in action.”
Despite great effort, Mukata's mother was unable to make it in time, but he was able to Skype with her.
Mukata died yesterday morning, just seven days after chatting with Affleck.