HOLLYWOOD Actor Paul Rudd recently hooked up with Brody Ryder, a 12-year-old from Colorado who was bullied at school for months.
Cassandra Ridder, the boy’s mother, took to social media to express her grief after learning that no one wanted to sign his yearbook. She said that Brody wrote a statement in his yearbook for himself saying, “I hope you have more friends. – Brody Ryder.
“In his yearbook, 2 teachers and only 2 students wrote. My heart is broken; teach your children to be kind,” she wrote.
The story went viral, getting Rudd’s attention, and he contacted him directly on Facetime. A few days later, he sent Brody a touching letter calling him “the coolest kid ever” and sending him an autographed Ant-Man helmet.
Ant-Man the star wrote, “It’s important to remember that even when life is hard, things get better.
“There are so many people who love you and think you are the coolest kid and I am one of them! I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you are about to do.”
Rudd has a background in helping students in need. The actor is a founding member of Big Sleek Celebrity Weekend, a celebrity charity event that benefits Children’s Mercy, a children’s health organization. Rudd attended the 2022 event last month, answering fan questions and playing softball with celebrities like Adam Scott and Rob Riggle.
Brody sent Rudd a message saying, “Your is my favorite superhero,” according to a screenshot Cassandra shared on Facebook, and the actor replied, “You’re mine.”
Upon receiving the item, Brody’s weeping mother commented, “Guys, more tears. Paul Rudd is an amazing person. Brody and Paul are now texting.”
Rudd is really a real life hero.