Here's a great feel good story for the weekend! Hellboy actor Ron Perlman and special effects studio Spectral Motion teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant a wish for a little boy named Zachary. Zachary's wish was to meet Hellboy, and become Hellboy.
Zachary loved his visit for two very special reasons. It was Zachary's wish to meet Hellboy and also to become Hellboy. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted Spectral Motion with this request, Mike thought it would be fantastic to have Ron Perlman reprise his role for the day. Ron loved the idea and donned the makeup once more (with the assistance of Lufeng Qu and Eden Elizalde) and also ordered a Hellboy sized meal of burgers, shakes, and fries for Zachary and his family and the entire Spectral crew to enjoy. Later in the day, Zachary was transformed into Hellboy with the assistance of makeup artists Lufeng Qu and Neil Winn. Both of the Make-A-Wish days were a complete thrill for the families of the children, as well as for the crew at Spectral Motion!
Hold on while I wipe a tear from my eye... I'm serious. How awesome is that! Perlman is the freaking man! It's good to know that people are willing to take time out of their day to do something like this. It strengthens my hope in the human race.