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Iron Boy: Robert Downey Jr makes Domenic Pace an honorary member of Avengers.

Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr — the real Iron Man — has officially named Sydney’s Iron Boy, Domenic Pace, an honorary member of the Avengers.

Following a day of high drama that saw Iron Boy rescue Make-A-Wish Foundation journalist Hope Joy and defeat villain Ultron on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, Domenic received a special message from “Tony Stark”, aka Iron Man.

Downey Jr, who plays the hero of the Avengers action movie series, filmed a personal message to Domenic congratulating him on his good work.

“Hey Domenic, it’s Tony. I’m a little undercover right now. I’ve shaved the beard, hat and glasses, because in case you don’t know there was a civil war recently,” Downey Jr said.

“Trying to keep it on the DL. Anyway, I’ve heard you’ve had quite the day. It’s hard work saving the world isn’t it?

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“I hope you had lots of fun. I bet you enjoyed the helicopter ride this morning.

“I just want to wish you all the best. Keep up the good work.

“And listen here, I don’t do this very often, I’m making you an honorary member of the Avengers. I hereby dub thee. Because guess what? Iron Man loves you.”

Nine-year-old Domenic suffers from cystic fibrosis and was granted his dream to be Iron Boy for a day by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

This post originally appeared on the ABC.

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