Robert Downey Jr. Makes Toddler Cry, Then Consoles Him

Credit: Courtesy of Heather Denno

One-and-a-half-year-old Jaxson Denno was beyond ecstatic about the prospect of meeting Iron Man. The super-fan was soon disappointed, however, when he realized that he was only making the acquaintance of plain old Robert Downey Jr.

Downey is currently shooting The Judge in Denno’s hometown in Western Massachusetts, so when the toddler’s mother Heather found out he was in the neighborhood, she brought her son to the set. As soon as Downey approached them to say hello, little Jaxson burst into tears because the actor wasn’t wearing Iron Man’s signature suit. 

Downey was quick to comfort the crying child and soon had him smiling again. As Heather Denno told People, “He was fine as soon as he talked to him,” adding that her son “was so confused because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn’t. Well, not Iron Man in the suit.”

We bet that years down the line, Heather Denno will be pulling out this baby photo for Jaxson’s first date.

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