Chris Evans proves he doesn’t need his Captain America costume to be a hero

Chris Evans with 9-year-old KennySo helping The Avengers take down Ultron will only be the second best thing Chris Evans will do over the next 12 months.

Evans, who plays Captain America in the Marvel Studios franchise, visited Kenny Botting, a nine-year-old fan fighting cancer, on Dec. 29. Kenny underwent brain surgery in September and is recovering at Christopher’s Haven, a Boston-area recovery center for youth battling cancer.

“It’s their strength that gives me strength that gives people like me strength,” Evans said to CBS Boston. “Any way you can bring a smile and give positive words of reinforcement and encouragement, it’s worth it.”

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