Have you ever wanted to meet your hero in person?
Well, this young boy from Korea has done just that. Harang, a nine-year-old who’s often featured in the Korean Youtube channel ODG, got the chance to meet both Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and MJ (Zendaya) in a truly wholesome interview set up by the channel.
Harang has been known to be a huge Spider-man fan, sleeping with Spiderman blankets and dressing up as the Marvel hero every Halloween. In the video, he was told that he’d be studying English in the case that he’d ever be able to meet Spider-man.
They first had him practice with another young girl who was well-versed in the language before introducing him to a translator who would accompany him in a surprise video call with the Marvel stars. Harang was then told that he’d be able to speak with the real-life Spider-man for only 10 minutes, as part of the Spider-Man: No Way Home promotions.
“I’m so nervous,” Harang shyly said while in the waiting room for the online interview.
When the time came, he was able to read a letter he penned for Holland and Zendaya.
“I’d like to hang out and talk about the Avengers with you,” Harang said. “I love Spider-man the most among the Avengers.”
He continued, “When the COVID-19 pandemic ends, please come to Korea and meet me. Until then, I will study English very hard. P.S. can I get your autograph?”
The letter brought smiles to the actors’ faces, with Holland promising to send Harang a signed picture. Harang was also able to ask the two some questions, such as how Spider-man is able to shoot out spiderwebs and what it’s like to be Spider-man’s friend.
After the interview, Harang was clearly starstruck, pinching his cheeks and exclaiming, “Is it real? It isn’t a dream, right?” He also declared that in his “nine whole years of living”, it was the happiest day of his life.
He later on went to hug and cry to his mother, saying that his dream finally came true.
If that didn’t make your day, we don’t know what will. For fans in the Philippines, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in theaters on January 8, 2022. Don’t miss it!
Art Daniella Sison