Monday, June 17, 2013

An Ordinary Hero

Blogging Friends.... I should be reading through MY book. But, I am having a serious withdrawal from writing!! And, when I am stroking Rose's velvet-soft fur, but scribbling my art form onto a yellow notepad, it could not get any more obvious!! I am slowly gathering stories about Rose right now, like some bushy-tailed squirrel with her nuts. So, today's Blog post is going to be entirely about Robert Downey Jr.!! Why? Because something took place three days ago while Robert Downey Jr. was interacting with his fanatics, and a story rapidly unfolded....
 
Celebrities. They come in diverse size, shape, and personality. Actors. Singers. Reality television stars. The list goes on. Some celebrities are voluntarily always in front of cameras for every single personal life occasion. You know who they are. Others seemingly lead quiet and private existences. I repeat. You know who they are!! So it is always heartwarming to discover stories which paint celebrities in a positive light!! {Especially when they're true!!} Robert Downey Jr. has been in Massachusetts filming his next movie, "The Judge". Working. But every chance he gets, Robert Downey Jr. has been interacting with his fanatics on the streets. Literally!! Not just signing autographs, or posing for photographs. No. He has asked people's names, made everyone feel special, and even taken requests for impressions!! Robert Downey Jr. is so cool!! Last week, on June 14th, a mother named Heather Denno pulled her 1 1/2 year old son, Jaxson in his plastic red wagon to "see Iron Man". Robert Downey Jr. caught sight of them. Being great with children, he waved at Jaxson, then walked over to where Heather stood. That was when Jaxson freaked out and threw a toddler tantrum, his face buried in both hands because this was not Iron Man!! Oops. Poor Robert Downey Jr.'s facial expression--as he crouched down, his right hand touching Jaxson's back--looked very distraught!! It pains me to see that photograph, actually!! Robert Downey Jr. looked utterly helpless, his nearly quivering-lipped facial expression saying this. What do I do? I just broke this kid's heart, and I don't even know his name!! Plus Robert Downey Jr.'s frown also expressed a bit of momentary frustration toward those who were snapping pictures. These are going to be plastered all over the Internet within days. Can't you respect this child's privacy?! He seemed to think. Heather told People magazine this. "He was fine as soon as he talked to him. [He] was so confused because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn't. Well, not Iron Man in the suit.". Based on pictures, Robert Downey Jr. then proceeded to cheer Jaxson up, simply by being his beautiful, quirky, eccentric self!! Kids love oddballs!! Trust me on that one!! Heather also told Celebuzz this about Robert Downey Jr. "He was there for 10 minutes just to get a good picture and make Jaxson smile. And his people kept telling him he had to leave and was late for shooting, so I can’t believe he stayed. He was amazing. You could tell he was a dad with a young son.". That's right!! Online journalists and Bloggers everywhere are now deeming Robert Downey Jr. a "hero" for knowing how to lift Jaxson's mood. What thrills me most about this story? Robert Downey Jr. is, for once, being painted in a very positive light!! I think that he deserves such praise!! Because, in an amazingly simple sort of way, Robert Downey Jr. did act like a hero. To Heather Denno. And to her son, Jaxson. For both individuals were absolute strangers to Robert Downey Jr.--he never even knew they existed--yet the Hollywood actor treated them like family!! I love that!! Should a big-name talk show host such as Jay Leno ask Robert Downey Jr. about this story, he would casually shrug his shoulders. And he'd say something like this. "I couldn't just leave that kid screaming.". No. He couldn't!! And the notion of Robert Downey Jr. being hailed a "hero"? He would roll his eyes. Dramatically!!











 

8 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I was reading about this story over here. What a nice thing to do, it is great when you see a celebrity who is so thoughtful.
Lynne x

Molly The Wally said...

We saw the story and we think it is horrid how the press make stories out of something without telling the whole tale and even worse being hurried on to the next function like you are not human. Yikes fame is not great. Have a little writing vacation. We all need one every so often. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!! I truly appreciated it!! ;)
That story made it clear across the pond?! Cool!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"We saw the story and we think it is horrid how the press make stories out of something without telling the whole tale and even worse being hurried on to the next function like you are not human. Yikes fame is not great.". That is very insightful, Friend!! ;)
You know what? I have read very few comments on this news story. For twain reasons. Ignorant people apparently wrote some pretty negative things about RDJ. Why?! And, over opinionated people criticized Jaxson's Mommy for allowing him to "see the age-inappropriate 'Iron Man' films". Really?! While I agree that Iron Man is age inappropriate for small children {To which RDJ himself agrees!!} just because some one year old knows who the superhero is, does not mean that he has seen "Iron Man"!! And Heather isn't a bad mother!! You know. I think I shall teach my niece who Iron Man is. Not allow her to watch the films. Just teach her who he is.... ;op

Lorenza said...

I read the story too!
He looked upset too!
Glad everything went well at the end!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Raelyn said...

Lorenza....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I do not know why this is surprising me, as the story about RDJ and Jaxson swiftly became Internet-known. But you read about it.... In Mexico?! Cool!! ;op

Ruby said...

How sweet! I can see why you like him so much!

Raelyn said...

Ruby....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Sweet, indeed!! It was a true story, too!! One of the things that I look for in celebrities stretches far beyond talent. Sure, RDJ can act!! He is an INCREDIBLE thespian!! And always has been!! But one of the things that I look for in celebrities is who they are as human beings. RDJ has a heart!! And one of the best parts about this story is that so many people wrongly think of him as--excuse my language--being an asshole!! Surprise, surprise!! He is not!! ;op