Ben Affleck Video-Calls Young Batman Fan With Terminal Cancer

The Batman depicter rushes to give support to a 11-year-old Batman fan although he is currently filming new movie 'Triple Frontier' in Hawaii.

AceShowbiz - Ben Affleck is a real hero on and off screen. On Thursday, April 5, the 45-year-old actor called a Batman fan who is being treated at Atlanta Hospice center in Georgia. A Batman fan named Mukuta is dying from cancer and this prompted Ben to call and give him support.

Hospice Atlanta posted on its official Twitter account a video of the moment when Ben spoke to Mukuta via a video call. It was captioned with, "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."

A source from the hospital told PEOPLE of the 11-year-old boy's reaction to speaking with the Batman depicter, "This call lifted M's spirit so much he asked to leave the facility to go to Target for a new outfit-so they took him!" The source added, "It has been an amazing week and the dramatic uplift in spirit of M and his family has been fun to witness."

After learning that Mukata's mother was unable to travel to Atlanta from Zimbabwe, Ben decided to pay for the travel cost to reunite the mother and son. A source close to Ben told Entertainment Tonight, "Ben wanted to do what he could to help. He wanted to make sure that they were doing what they could to help the whole family."

The hospital also thanked Ben for all he had done, tweeting, "#HospiceAtlanta & Mukuta's family are so thankful to @BenAffleck, who following his FaceTime conversation w/Mukuta yesterday, has graciously offered 2 fly his mother from Zimbabwe to reunite with her son. A true superhero in action! #Batman4Mukuta @DabneyHollis @VNHS 404.215.6011."

The news of Ben calling Mukuta reached "Thor: Ragnarok" star Zachary Levi who appreciated Ben's good deeds and tweeted, "Not all heroes wear capes. Though, coincidentally, some do. Bravo, @BenAffleck. And continued prayers for Mukuta."

Ben is currently filming Atlas Entertainment's "Triple Frontier" in Hawaii.

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