When it comes to movies, the superhero sub-genre wasn’t given as much importance a decade ago, unless it was a moody think-piece like Nolan’s Batman trilogy. However, these larger-than-life characters have gradually gained cultural significance, as they’ve become more accessible with time.
And while adults are able to discern between reel and real, kids perceive Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman or Ben Affleck as Batman. So, when they meet them, their reaction is pure and genuine. The latest actor to be blessed with such a moment was Zachary Levi.
Zachary Levi, who has taken on the mantle of Shazam, shared a fan-art that he had received during the Brazil Comic Con.
Eventually, Zachary met the talented artist and things got a little emotional.
I FILMED IT pic.twitter.com/BUjdjlKrPK
— vivi é DECA 💚 (@obriensgmz) December 9, 2018
Yes, you can bring out the tissues and say “awwww” as loudly as you can. This moment deserves such a reaction.
Netizens were as overwhelmed as Zachary and lauded him for reciprocating the fan’s love for Shazam.
Forget about critical responses, awards or money. This is why superheroes matter. https://t.co/3fvUGsQ1fb
— kushal (@moaningwaynes) December 9, 2018
Kids are going to LOVE him forever. He’s going to be the fun superhero they look up to 😭
— Angie Lee 💮 (@Angieebee__) December 9, 2018
i'm fine…. pic.twitter.com/xD8NiNXBTZ
— Selfconciouslittleshit (@theQuibblerhood) December 10, 2018
Now that is SO CUTE!
Well done on his part.
— Nerdy Nix Nook (@Bosco685) December 9, 2018
The Shazam we deserve
— Zach Prosperi (@Zach_Prosperi) December 10, 2018
Zach is so precious ❤ https://t.co/LX68hNMsqK
— Caro ❄ (@_LightToMyDark) December 10, 2018
This made me tear up a little
This is why Shazam is such an important character in the DC universe cuz he is literally a kid who transforms into this badass superhero that other kids can look up to@PriscillaPetra1 @photoschmoto @DianaAndKal @warrior_diana @OceanRageM https://t.co/c8AS6JrYkP
— Hassnain Ali (@knivez1993) December 10, 2018
OMG I'M CRYING THIS IS SO PURE https://t.co/YtCKMhUdxF
— HardyQueen 👑 (@1dfantasies21) December 10, 2018
now I'm crying too https://t.co/XcUkeBF9Fm
— alex(is) | #SaveDaredevil (@ltfrankcastIe) December 10, 2018
I just cried too. Zachary Levi is someone special. https://t.co/2FuRw89T72
— Isaiah Michael Frazier #Excelsior (@DevineDestinyy) December 10, 2018
— Daniel R (@DanielRPK) December 10, 2018
I need a hug as well ! Hug me ! 😭 https://t.co/YIXTP6UzsM
— Angry Goddess (@Serena_Unger) December 10, 2018
This is absolutely adorable. https://t.co/6j9WhXUHST
— Let's Talk Supergirl! 🎄 (@LetsTalkKara) December 10, 2018
IM IN TEARSISJS FUCK OFFJD https://t.co/2FCNOwnECG
— adriana🍷 (@solofthes) December 10, 2018
Damn Onions! 😢
— Amit B (@amitisback) December 10, 2018
Shazam is one of the most righteous and innocent comic-book characters, and having him as a role model is one of the best decisions a kid (or anyone in general) can make. And watching Zachary Levi go beyond his call of duty to acknowledge that is certainly heart-warming for comic-book/movie fans. Let’s have more of this, shall we?