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.

Jadiant, whose real name is John Quinn, told Bored Panda that it was very emotional to get a response from Ryan. “As a guy who usually keeps things in, this really did it for me.” Scroll down for our full interview with Jadiant about his life philosophy and how important it is to find humor in every single moment.

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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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