Stephen Amell isn’t just a superhero on-screen, he embodies those noble and gracious qualities in his everyday life through his connection with fans and his incredible charity work.
For the past three years, the “Arrow” actor has partnered with Represent.com for his ‘F**K Cancer’ campaign, selling T-shirts and other items with all the proceeds going towards the fight against cancer. Amell got involved with the organization after his mother was diagnosed with the disease, and earlier this year he hosted the first ever ‘F**K Cancer’ event in London.
During the “Arrow” panel at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con, Amell got a special visit from Sara, a young fan dressed as Green Arrow, who told the actor that she was a fighter of cancer and asked if he was going to make any more Fight Cancer shirts.
After talking to the young girl about where she’s from and how many times she’s attended Comic-Con, Amell told Sara that he will be doing another campaign, but that he also had something to give her. “If you come back to this panel next year… I’m going to give you something, and a year from now you can give it back to me,” said the 36-year-old.
That “something” happened to be an “Arrow” necklace, which Amell was wearing. He invited Sara up to the stage to meet him, placed the necklace over her head and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
Amell provided the young fan with not only a moment that she’ll remember forever but also the encouragement to keep fighting. The actor later shared the post on Twitter, reminding Sara that he will see her again next year.