A seven-year-old boy named Kian Westbrook held a memorial for Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played the lead role in Black Panther.
Death Of Boseman
Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer recently, and when the young Kian came to know about this, he couldn’t stop crying.
Kian has never met Chadwick in real life or knows anything about him other than the fact that he was a black superhero in the Marvel Universe.
He loved Chadwick the most because he gave him hope. Kian saw someone who is just like him on television being recognized and saving lives, which made him feel he can do the same.
“He was a good role model to me and Black boys because he let me know Black boys can be heroes too. When I found out he died, I felt very sad. I was crying and couldn’t stop talking about him.”
Kian wanted to do something nice for his hero, so he decided to do a memorial to honor him.
This little boy gathered all of his Avengers toys in front of his home and placed the Blank Panther toy in a shoebox covered with black cloth and surrounded by flowers.
He also placed an iron medal and Iron Man’s metal glove next to it.
Kian’s father posted a picture of his son doing the Wakanda Forever sign, standing next to the little memorial he created on Twitter and let the world knows how much he is proud of his little boy.
“It was beyond words. It made me proud that he found a way to cope with losing his hero in a way that allowed him to understand closure. But he is still having a hard time.”