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Tom Holland makes a hospital visit in Seoul

When Spiderman started his Seoul promotional tour on June 29, he kept one mission secret from the Korean press and public ― a visit to cheer up sick children at Seoul National University Hospital.

British actor Tom Holland, who gives life to the Marvel Comics hero, paid the surprise visit to the children's hospital inside the large medical compound in Jongno District on Monday. He was almost fully in character ― wearing the tight Spiderman outfit and pretending to shoot webs from his wrists ― but he did not wear the mask.

As part of hospital infection-control etiquette, he donned a face mask and covers for his feet.

Even more surprised than the children were their parents and hospital employees who crowded near him and took selfies with the star, 23.

He toured all eight wards, two on each floor, meeting children in hallways and even entering patients' rooms to meet those who could not get out of bed, the hospital said.

Holland was in Korea to promote "Spider-Man: Far From Home" that hit Korean theaters Tuesday.

"It was Holland's personal interest to come to the hospital," Park Jung-won, from the children's hospital's pediatric treatment administration team, told The Korea Times. He quoted Sony Pictures Korea, which represented Holland during his Seoul visit, as saying it was "an unofficial event requested by Sony that took into consideration the actor's interest in the children as much as possible."

Sony minimized the crew that accompanied Holland during the visit so patients could get close to the star, according to Park.

Holland stayed in the hospital for almost an hour. But when he was leaving, more security guards were sent as the crowd wishing to see the star swelled

Park said Holland "wanted to follow Spiderman's heroic characteristics in visiting the children." He said the actor also visited sick children in Brazil and England when he was promoting the film.

Holland left Seoul Tuesday after a four-day visit that was part of his global promotion of the Marvel heroes franchise's latest installment and the 23rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He visited with Jake Gyllenhaal, the movie's villain.

It was Holland's third Seoul visit following 2017 and 2018, when he came to promote "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Avengers: Infinity War."

Earlier Monday, Holland and Gyllenhaal held a press conference at the Four Seasons hotel in Jongno where they were presented Hahoe masks, Korea's traditional mask from folklore.

source: The Korea Times
adlyeith 2nd-Jul-2019 11:50 pm (UTC)
This is so wholesome ;; he's such a good kid.
fadeintoyou 3rd-Jul-2019 01:33 am (UTC)

Aww really sweet of him. I’m sure the kids and their family loved it

dongsaengkiller 3rd-Jul-2019 01:34 am (UTC)
Awwwww that’s so sweet!!!
thebloomroom 3rd-Jul-2019 01:47 am (UTC)
I weirdly like this marvel mayo and he is good in the role. This was nice of him!
the3rdjester 3rd-Jul-2019 04:24 am (UTC)
I love this boy. He gives me good vibes, and I really hope he stays a sweetheart and unproblematic.
markama 3rd-Jul-2019 04:28 am (UTC)
Sooo sweet :)
premonitioner 3rd-Jul-2019 05:05 am (UTC)
There is literally a Spiderman comic where Spidey does the same I love this so much bless this baby
premonitioner 3rd-Jul-2019 05:08 am (UTC)
if anyone wants to read
jasmineakaiumi 3rd-Jul-2019 04:14 pm (UTC)
I remember reading this one recently and fully bawling lmao
volume1995 3rd-Jul-2019 06:55 am (UTC)
tom is really the best spiderman imo, he really fits the whole cute white boy does badass things concept
torontok 3rd-Jul-2019 08:18 am (UTC)
My only white emotional support kpop boy. He seems like a good egg
4walls 3rd-Jul-2019 09:56 am (UTC)
he's so cute :)
dropthecrates 3rd-Jul-2019 10:26 am (UTC)
suggestivepeach 3rd-Jul-2019 11:21 am (UTC)

He just seems like a v good egg

ashdevilrun23 3rd-Jul-2019 05:42 pm (UTC)
Such a nice boy
The movie was fun too
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