Paul Rudd is a real-life hero

Paul Rudd Is A HERO To 12-Year-Old Bullied Colorado Boy With Uplifting Message

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By Rima Pundir on July 12, 2022 at 3:30 PM EDT

Paul Rudd is not just a hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he seems to be quite the hero in real life as well, as he came to the rescue of a bullied 12-year-old boy from Colorado.

Much like his on-screen persona, Ant-Man, where Rudd tends to find solutions in the microworld of Quantum Physics, he shows that in real life too, it's the little things that matter. There's a reason why he was voted People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2021, and it's because Paul Rudd has the biggest heart, next to Keanu Reeves.

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Brody Ridder Just Needed Some Friends

Paul Rudd is a real-life hero for Brody Ridder
Instagram | Cassandra Ridder

After months of bullying experienced by Brody Ridder, 12, at a Denver school, he finally arrived home with a nearly empty yearbook. Only two teachers and two classmates signed his yearbook, though Ridder asked for more and so the boy added his own, with a note to himself, "Hope you make some more friends."

His mom, Cassandra was very upset, and shared with NPR: "Parents need to teach their children kindness, open up that dialogue. And if you see your child being mean to somebody else, talk to them about how that could possibly make them feel. Talk to them about intent versus impact."

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She also shared a message with the parent's Facebook group for the school, writing, "My poor son. Doesn't seem like it's getting any better. 2 teachers and a total of 2 students wrote in his yearbook. Despite Brody asking all kinds of kids to sign it. So Brody took it upon himself to write to himself. My heart is shattered Teach your kids kindness."

When older kids from his school read the message, many of them stepped up and hatched a plan to make Brody feel better. They trooped to his classroom and signed his yearbook, and when Brody's classmates saw it, they added in their names too. In the end, Brody has about 100 signatures in his yearbook.

Here's how it started and how it ended.

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Paul Rudd Stepped Up For Brody

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When Cassandra shares the story on her Facebook account, it went viral, and caught the eye of many celebrities, including Paul Rudd.

The first thing Rudd did, was Facetime Brody and offer plenty of positive words. Uploading a clip of the Facetime, mom Cassandra wrote, "Something AMAZING happened today!!!! Brody got to talk to Paul Rudd! ANT-MAN!!!! Like is this real life?! Pinch me now! Brody was so excited! I wanted to share a clip of their call! Shout out to Paul Rudd, and his sister Mandi for reaching out and setting this up! You truly made Brody so happy! My heart is so full right now!"

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Many replied to Cassandra's post with heart-warming comments, appreciating. Paul Rudd as well as Brody and his mom for being so brave.

"Wow... that was really nice of Paul Rudd. God bless him. And your son is a brave boy with a wonderful mother in his corner..that's all it takes sometimes, to let our kids know we are there for them."

"How cool & kind of Paul Rudd, such a great guy. Dear Brody, you are a great kid, an awesome kid! Keep on being you. Don’t let these unkind kids get to you!"

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Paul Rudd Took It A Step Further For Brody

Paul Rudd is a real-life hero for Brody Ridder
Instagram | Cassandra Ridder

Rudd did not just stop at the Facetime, he also sent Brody a little gift to cheer him up. Rudd sent over an autographed Ant-Man helmet, with the message, "To my good friend Brody for when he takes on the world, Paul Rudd!" Rudd also sent a note,

Wrote Cassandra, "Guys, more tears ? Paul Rudd is an amazing human being. Brody and Paul are on texting terms now ? the text message got me."

As one Instagram user wrote, "Beautiful. People like you, like Paul and Brody, make me cling to hope and realize there’s so much good and kindness in human beings. There’s always kindness."

Here's Paul Rudd's message for Brody. We are not crying. You are.

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