The story of Henry Cavill's heroic deed - off set!
My uncle is Superman
Nobody believed it
Are you sure it's not possible?
Thomas insisted
He was punished
His parents were called into school
Mom confirmed her son's story
A famous family
Thomas was bullied
His mom was worried
Thomas needed a hero
His uncle was Henry Cavill
And the actor became a superhero
Recounted in 'Live! With Kelly and Ryan'
Not all heroes wear capes
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The story of Henry Cavill's heroic deed - off set!

Henry Cavill shows that he can be a super-man on and off the screen. One day, a British boy, 7-year-old Thomas, had a school activity where each student had to tell about their family in class. It didn't go very well for him, but Superman would save the day!

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My uncle is Superman

Thomas told his classmates that his uncle Henry was Superman. Upon hearing that information, everyone burst out laughing. Thomas, the actor's nephew, insisted he wasn't lying.

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Nobody believed it

The incident was so unusual that the teacher stepped in and tried to explain to the class what the student had wanted to say.

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Are you sure it's not possible?

It's not possible for his uncle to be who he says he is, the teacher explained, because superheroes don't exist and Superman is a fictional character.

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Thomas insisted

But Thomas insisted, he knew he was telling the truth and he wasn't going to back down. His uncle was Superman.

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He was punished

The teacher's solution, sadly, was to punish the child for telling and sticking to his (alleged) lies.

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His parents were called into school

After the incident, the school called Thomas's parents to tell them what had happened. They also asked them to come to the school and discuss it.

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"Teach your child not to tell lies"

"We do not recommend that children tell lies, and we would like you to teach them the same at home," they told his mother on the phone.

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Mom confirmed her son's story

To the teacher's surprise, Thomas's mother corroborated the story. His uncle wás Superman.

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A famous family

On the one hand, Thomas and his parents remained calm, because they knew that their story was true. On the other hand, they were frustrated by the teacher's attitude.

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Thomas was bullied

Thomas, meanwhile, was being punished and singled out in front of his peers. His classmates mocked and bullied hi as well.

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His mom was worried

While the teachers planned to talk about the matter in their next faculty meeting, Thomas's mother thought about a possible solution.

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Thomas needed a hero

How does one solve such a problem?
Well, it's actually quite easy: call the superhero in question.
Thomas's mother called her brother-in-law and asked him to help out his nephew.

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His uncle was Henry Cavill

Thomas's uncle was Henry Cavill, the actor who had just been cast for the Zack Snyder movie 'Man of Steel.'

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And the actor became a superhero

So that's how Henry Cavill got to accompany his nephew to school the next day. He showed all the kids in class that Thomas had been telling the truth. By the way, Thomas wore a Superman shirt that day.

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Recounted in 'Live! With Kelly and Ryan'

Henry Cavill talked about his nephew's ordeal on the show 'Live! With Kelly and Ryan', in 2018. He praised his nephew's tenacity in sticking to what he knew to be the truth.

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Not all heroes wear capes

Henry Cavill showed that not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, superpowers are not necessary to help those around us.

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