'Iron Boy' saves Australian city from crime for a day

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New South Wales police and Make-A-Wish Foundation team up to give a little boy a day as a crime fighting superhero. (WLS)

Good reigned supreme over evil in Sydney, Australia, as New South Wales police teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation to make one little boy's dream to of being a superhero come true.

Australia's News9 reports that Domenic, who has cystic fibrosis, was appointed an honorary Avenger by Robert Downey, Jr., after saving his city in a mission organized by Make-A-Wish.

Domenic was joined by his sidekick and brother Joseph, who played a character called "War Machine."

The pair rescued a woman, Ms. Joy, from the clutches of a villain, then had a final showdown with his arch nemesis at the Sydney Opera House. He defeated the villain surrounded by a crowd of cheering onlookers.

After his victory, New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione presented Domenic with the Commissioner's Award for Gallantry. He had given Domenic his mission earlier in the day by video message.

"Iron Boy, we need your help," Mr Scipione told Domenic via video message, in the "top secret" operations room. "If I could make one wish it would be for you to help us Iron Boy."

Robert Downey, Jr., tweeted "Go get 'em, Domenic!" to the boy, adding that he "sent a very special boy on a top secret mission today".

Australian Actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in his own film franchise and the Avengers franchise, also chimed in on Twitter with a simple, "Go Dom!"

News9 reports that according to Make-A-Wish, when Domenic was asked what super power he would possess above all else, he answered "to heal".

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