They Don’t Feel So Good: Kids Hold Their Own Little Memorial for Chadwick Boseman & It’s Making the World Weep

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They Don’t Feel So Good: Kids Hold Their Own Little Memorial for Chadwick Boseman & It’s Making the World Weep

Very few on-screen superheroes transition to real-life superheroes that hold up their image, and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman with impact and legacy is proof that the late actor has managed to ace both.

Boseman’s pursuit as Blank Panther gave the MCU fanatics a superhero who looked different than others but was on par with the rest. However, to the Black community, especially the young fans, seeing a superhero on-screen that looked a lot like them went beyond representation.

Mourning the death of his favourite superhero, a seven-year-old from Florissant, Missouri organised a “memorial” with Marvel action figures as he struck the ‘Wakanda Forever’ salutation with his crossed arms in honour.

Little Kian Westbrook was heartbroken when he learned that the actor who played King T’Challa had died. According to Kian’s father, his son wanted to “cope with the passing of his hero” through this tribute.

While Kian hadn’t seen the Black Panther star outside of the 2018 movie, he admitted to CNN that “[Boseman] was a good role model to me and Black boys because he let me know Black boys can be heroes too.”

And Kian wasn’t the only young fan mourning. Kids, the world over, were seen holding the “Wakanda Forever” salute, as they paid a tribute to the late actor with their Marvel figures. Fellow MCU co-star Mark Ruffalo tweeted this heartbreaking image.

“This is his power and impact on the next generation. #ChadwickForever,” the 52-year-old, who plays Hulk, wrote.

Everyone found their own way to say goodbye.

And some could not hold back their tears.

 

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Chadwick Boseman played many real-life heroes… and over the years, he turned into one.

Rest in power, King.

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