Marvel’s Ant-Man Paul Rudd has become a real-life hero after reaching out to a schoolboy who came home with a nearly empty yearbook.
Welp, Stephen Colbert said it best, Paul Rudd might actually just be the nicest guy on the planet.
A 12-year-old boy Brody Ridder recently came home to his mother with a nearly empty yearbook and a broken heart.
Brody’s mother saw that her son’s book was only signed by two teachers and two other students alone with a note Brody had written to himself.
After asking a number of classmates to sign his yearbook, Brody wrote: “Hope you make some more friends,”
In May, Brody’s mum, Cassandra Ridder shared a message with the parent’s Facebook group for the school and said: “My poor son. Doesn’t seem like it’s getting any better. 2 teachers and a total of 2 students wrote in his yearbook. Despite Brody asking all kinds of kids to sign it. So Brody took it upon himself to write to himself. My heart is shattered Teach your kids kindness.”
Since then, the post has exploded with support from parents and other kids as well as some love from companies and even celebrities.
Even America’s dream boat Paul Rudd reached out and Facetimed with Brody to let him know that things get better.
Rudd also sent the Colorado kid a handwritten note that read: “It’s important to remember that even when life gets tough that things get better. There are so many people that love you and think you are the coolest kid there is — me being one of them!”
Brody also received his very own signed Ant-Man helmet from the actor which said “To my good friend Brody for when he takes on the world,” Yeah, some real heart-melting stuff!
Cassandra said they put it into “one of those little helmet cases,”
“Now he’s storing it in his room, displaying it. He’s so proud of it.”
After Cassandra’s post went viral and Brody went back to school, a group of high schoolers visited his class to sign his yearbook.
When speaking with NPR last Friday, Cassandra Ridder said: “Parents need to teach their children kindness, open up that dialogue. And if you see your child being mean to somebody else, talk to them about how that could possibly make them feel. Talk to them about intent versus impact”.