Jason Momoa visited a children’s hospital in Pittsburgh for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Jason Momoa is currently in Pittsburgh filming the thriller Sweet Girl for Netflix. He plays a husband and father seeking revenge for the death of his wife. Marisa Tomei joined the cast in December. Jason switched gears earlier this week and visited children at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. This was the story that I needed to read today.

Jason posted on Instagram pictures and a video taken during his visit, including a couple with a boy named Joshua, who “beat” Jason at arm-wrestling. That post is above! (Jason now owes a very lucky Joshua Aquaman’s trident and will be visiting the Aquaman 2 set.)

The hospital tweeted its thanks to Jason for visiting:

People pointed out that Jason really enjoys visiting with children who might be able to use some cheering up and fun distraction:

In July, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make dreams come true, giving kids a tour of the Warner Bros. Studios and an inside look at some of the costumes from its biggest movie franchises.

“My first @makeawishamerica I will do this for life.😍😍😍😍,” Momoa wrote in the caption. “Such an amazing day with Eva Eros and Kalice and all the ohana.”

He continued, “Mahalo Warner bros for setting up an amazing tour for these beautiful children All my aloha j.”

[From People]

Like I said, this was the story that I needed to read today. I’ve spent time in the hospital, and once I got a stuffed animal from a staff member, but nothing so cool and fun as a visit from Aquaman. The more I read about Jason, the more I really respect and admire him. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, and is deeply committed to making the world a bit better. I’m really moved by the fact that Jason surely knew how much his visit meant to the children he surprised, but, judging from his post, his day was made better, too. I bet he continues to do this in every city that he films in.




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  1. Sierra says:

    I love this man 😍

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Me too!

    • petee says:

      He was making a movie here where I live and he visited the Tribal office.What a surprise that was.A few days later he had a meet and greet with all the native children.My 12 year old nephew has a photo with him.It’s priceless.He seem’s like such a good and decent man.Lucky Lisa Bonet.

      • Poots McBoots says:

        That’s awesome. He seems like a really nice person. I love that he takes an interest in all indigenous affairs beyond his own heritage. I’m so glad your neffy has a pic with him. 🙂

  2. janey says:

    This is just lovely. My son has a disability and we often find ourselves in the children’s hospital for weeks at a time (we are in England and use Sheffield Children’s). Last time we had a visit from Captain America (who had a hilariously northern English accent) and two Canadian ice hockey players who sorted us out some tickets. We are now huge hockey fans and go often. Not quite Jason… but we take what we can get! It really cheers my son up no end to have someone other than his mother in his room to talk to, so these little visits, even from someone local dressed up, make our days. Very good for Jason and I hope he continues.

  3. Ali says:

    So sweet!!

  4. Jane says:

    Well, that’s just wonderful. <3

  5. Bookie says:

    Can somebody please make a buddy movie with Jason Mamoa and Dwayne Johnson? I need that happiness in my life!

  6. Elsa says:

    I live in Pittsburgh and it was all over our local news! Joe Manganiello was recently there too – teaching the kids how to play Dungeons and Dragons!

    • Ash says:

      Joe is native to Dormont and visits regularly. My daughter is a Wish kid and we were invited to a private Wish kids screening of his Smurf movie. He was a lovely man and spent time signing and talking to everyone.

      We have logged so many hours at CHP. My daughter has short gut syndrome. She joked that she wished this was one of the times she was inpatient just so she could see him. We have met some Steelers and Penguins players. It’s just not an ideal way to be able to…

  7. Jessica says:

    I love this and him. Lovely.

  8. Charfromdarock says:

    So sweet!

  9. Jess says:

    Wow. So sweet. He may actually be worthy of Lisa Bonet (whom I have loved since A Different World in 7th grade and she will always be the coolest person in the world to me). (Ooh, I just realized the ADW connection to his new movie – I also fell in love with Marisa on that show bc she was a talkative girl from MInnesota, just like me!).

    • Enny says:

      I never thought of this before…
      But I’m suddenly insanely jealous of Zoe Kravitz, having the hotness/ coolness that is Lenny Kravitz as her dad, and the hotness/sweetness that is Jason Momoa as her step-dad… 😱😱😱

  10. Nicole says:

    This made me cry. This must be one of the best parts of being famous- bringing joy to these kids who are going through such difficulty at such young ages. It also made me grateful for the health of my babies.

  11. Jillian says:

    It’s so sweet

  12. mara says:

    Just when I thought that I couldn’t possibly love Jason Momoa more than I already do, he goes and tops himself! The footage of him arm wrestling the little man, (and losing to him), was so touching. He seems to be extremely kind and loving in interviews, and humble. The way that he loves his wife is heart warming.

  13. Mar says:

    He such a descent man – I hope he stays like this forever!

  14. He has such a warm smile! And this totally made me cry!

  15. Grace says:

    I LOVE him. He seems like such a good man. And, he’s HOT!

  16. BeanieBean says:

    A friend of mine volunteers for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, thinking of ways to help families and trying to arrange whatever is needed or requested. I learned about some of the challenges parents & families have, and I am…I don’t even know the right words. In awe of the challenges that everyday people cope with; in awe of those who give their time & energy to help. Angels walk among us.

  17. Poots McBoots says:

    Some of those pics are just heartbreaking. Good for him for popping in for a visit. Some of those littles look *so sick*. I hope he brightened their collective day.