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Make-A-Wish 4th Annual Wishing Well Gala Photos by Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging

“While Robert’s talent and impressive career spans more than 40 years in the entertainment industry, his heart and kindness make him even more of a hero than the superhero character that he plays.”

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are certain characters who are always attached to one another and have an almost unwavering loyalty to one another regardless of what the situation is. For example, Captain America will always stand by Bucky Barnes, Black Widow will always stand by Hawkeye, and then

there’s the bromance between Tony Stark and James Rhodes.

Now while the relationship between Robert Downey Jr. and original Rhodey, Terrence Howard, may have been a little strained over the years (more on that later in this feature), RDJ and Don Cheadle get on like the proverbial house on fire. So much so, Cheadle — the man who replaced Howard as Rhodes — was even present when Downey Jr. was honored by Make-A-Wish. Not only was he present, Cheadle was actually on stage with Robert when he was receiving his accolade. At that time, Cheadle gushed,

For his part, Downey Jr. has regularly talked about the “fanboy love” he has for his co-star. Much like their characters are dedicated friends on the silver screen, it seems as if Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle are likewise great buddies.

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