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Ryan Reynolds Responds To A Burn Victim Who Dressed Up As Deadpool, And The Internet Is Loving It

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Ryan Reynolds once again proved that he’s a good human being and that playing a superhero can inspire fans to do great things and to live better lives. The actor is getting praise all over the internet for his wholesome response to burn victim Jadiant’s inspirational Instagram post.

Jadiant dressed up as Deadpool, the superhero that Reynolds played on the silver screen, did a split and tagged the actor in his post. According to the young man living in Millington, Tennessee, Deadpool has made him feel much more confident about showing his real, authentic self to the world without any shame or holding back.

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John Quinn’s Instagram post got the attention of Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds

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Reynolds was wowed by Jadiant’s post

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John aka Jadiant says he “isn’t ashamed” of who he is and what he looks like

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Not only is he an expert cosplayer, he’s also a bodybuilder, motivational speaker, and med student

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Here’s Jadiant posing with some other cosplayers

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Jadiant as a kid before getting burned (left) and what he looks like now (right)

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Here’s Ryan dressed up as Deadpool

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Jadiant’s real name is John Quinn and he’s a 21-year-old model, bodybuilder, speaker, ‘burn thriver,’ and he’s also a med student, planning to graduate in 2023.

What’s more, he’s an ambassador at the Courageous Faces Foundation, an organization that’s dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who are living with rare and severe medical conditions, whether due to traumatic injury, illness, or genetics.

John doesn’t hide the story of how he got burned when he was just 4 years old, he’s very open about it. In 2003, he suffered 95 percent burns to his body, barely clung to life, and has endured more than 100 operations since then. He was burned while playing in a barn behind his family home when his dog knocked over a candle used for light.

His sister, Leah, pulled John out of the fire. Doctors thought he wouldn’t make it through the night, but he survived. He was placed into a coma for 6 months, successfully completed his physical therapy when he woke up, and has been living life to the fullest ever since despite the bullying he had to face.

John says that his experience has made him a more caring person and uses what happened to him to motivate others. “No one deserves to be unhappy in the way they look, because we’re all beautifully unique. Just sometimes other flowers get more colors (like us, people who have gone through tragedy) and we just don’t think we fit in with the rest of the flowers. But the truth is, we are the most beautiful of all the flowers. So embrace your different colors, you’re pretty, there’s no one else like you,” he said.

Here’s how people reacted to John’s post and Ryan’s response

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