As if we all needed another reason to adore Passaic, NJ’s Paul Rudd, here’s a heartwarming story about him helping out a bullied tween.

Brody Ridder from Colorado had only a few signatures in his yearbook, which was a red flag for his mother, Cassandra. She claims that one of the few notes in her son’s yearbook was, “Hope you make some more friends.”

Cassandra, being the determined mama bear that she is, took to social media to make things right for her son.

Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
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The story went viral and New Jersey’s own Paul Rudd took note and befriended Brody.

Rudd not only video called him, he followed up by sending him a personal letter and a signed Ant-Man helmet. Rudd, of course, plays Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in movies like Avengers: Endgame, Captain America: Civil War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Take a look at this sweet message:

Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
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Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
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“To my good friend Brody for when he takes on the world!”

Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
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And here's the note he included:

Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
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And here’s where my heart fully melts. Cassandra shares what she claims to be an exchange between her son and the "Wet Hot American Summer" actor where he tells Brody that he's a superhero.

Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
Photo courtesy of Cassandra Cooper
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I'm not crying... there's just something in my eye!

Rudd isn't the only one who has reached out to Brody.

The cast of the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen," a show all about bullying and navigating your teenage years, invited him to see the show and requested that people add signatures to the tween's yearbook.

If you want to wish Brody well his mom is creating a book with letters sent to him. You can write him here:

Brody Ridder

PO BOX 99

Henderson, CO 80640

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.

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