Jason Momoa played a real-life superhero to some ailing kids when he made a surprise visit to the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The “Aquaman” and “Game of Thrones” actor is currently filming a new Netflix movie in the area, but he took time out of his filming schedule to cheer up kids at the pediatric hospital.
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh tweeted photos of Jason Momoa visiting with patients and their families, writing, “Thanks to actor Jason Momoa, for stopping by this morning to visit the patients and families at UPMC Children’s!”
Thanks to actor Jason Momoa, for stopping by this morning to visit the patients and families at UPMC Children’s! pic.twitter.com/SIcMhy8UEy
— UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (@ChildrensPgh) January 20, 2020
Momoa himself also posted plenty of photos from his visit. On his Instagram account, the actor says that “the greatest part of being aquaman is making children happy” and “spreading aloha.”
He explains that he “had a little time before work,” so he stopped by the children’s hospital and “met so many brave strong babies.”
Across the 10 photos that he posted of himself visiting with the patients at the hospital, the actor has a big smile across his face in each one. He hung out with the kids and their families, signed autographs, and even arm wrestled one boy for Aquaman’s trident.
“All my aloha to the families,” Momoa said.
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the greatest part of being aquaman is making children happy spreading aloha had a little time before work to stop by UPMC children’s hospital of pittsburgh met so many brave strong babies all my aloha to the families. me and joshua bet that if he beat me in arm wresting he gets to have my trident. see u on set of aquaman 2 joshua. stay strong @childrenspgh aloha j
Momoa is in Pennsylvania working on a new Netflix film called “Sweet Girl.”
He portrays a husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death, while also protecting his daughter.
But not only is he starring in the revenge thriller–he is also serving as producer on the film. It is being directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza, who previously worked with Momoa on 2018’s “Braven.”