Every once and a while you come across a news story that makes you smile and lights up your day – as well as restore your faith in humanity. This is one of those stories and it just happens to involve a famous actor. Ron Perlman, who physically brought Hellboy to life on the big screen in not one, but two movies went through that brutal make-up job again to make a young kid’s Make-A-Wish request come true.

Spectral Motion is a special effects company best known for working on the Fantastic Four, Hellboy, and X-Men films and they’ve been helping the Make-A-Wish foundation fulfill children’s wishes. One little guy, Zachary, wanted to meet and become Hellboy, and did he get his wish granted in style. When Perlman heard about it he agreed to once again become the demon, horns, hand and all, and spend the day hanging out with Zachary as he got his makeup done.

Here’s a report of the day from Spectral Motion,

In the past three weeks, Spectral Motion has been honored to host two wonderful Make-A-Wish children, Caleb and Zachary. Zachary loved his visit for two very special reasons. It was Zachary’s wish to meet Hellboy and also to become Hellboy. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted Spectral Motion with this request, Mike thought it would be fantastic to have Ron Perlman reprise his role for the day. Ron loved the idea and donned the makeup once more (with the assistance of Lufeng Qu and Eden Elizalde) and also ordered a Hellboy sized meal of burgers, shakes, and fries for Zachary and his family and the entire Spectral crew to enjoy. Later in the day, Zachary was transformed into Hellboy with the assistance of makeup artists Lufeng Qu and Neil Winn. Both of the Make-A-Wish days were a complete thrill for the families of the children, as well as for the crew at Spectral Motion!

Seriously, what a swell guy! Check out a few pics below and more on Spectral Motion’s Facebook page.

Source: Super Hero Hype

Category: Comics, Film, Nerd Culture

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  • Meowth

    What is up with all these badass stars becoming MORE badass in real life!?

    Tara Strong calls an autistic person after having to miss a con and tells them Twilight Sparkle personally loves them..

    Ron Perlman dons the Hellboy get-up to make a dying 5-year-olds wish come true….

    Dammit, you’re gonna make me start having faith in humanity again!

    • Ro Pirog

      Most people who are fans of MLP are autistic … she has a lot of phone calls to make.

      • Meowth

        And then there’s people like YOU who make me think humanity is fucked…