Making young wishes come true

Make-A-Wish Singapore is marking World Wish Day with a private concert at a cafe in Holland Village

When Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr was in town recently to promote the new Marvel movie, Avengers: Infinity War, he took time out of his busy schedule to meet beneficiaries of Make-A-Wish Singapore, the organisation that aims to fulfil the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

The Hollywood star posted a photo of the meeting on Instagram last Thursday. In it, he is surrounded by Singapore "wish kids", as the beneficiaries are called, after he swore them in as "honorary Avengers".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Making young wishes come true'. Subscribe