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published time By Sonali Velinker Kamat published time 27 Jan, 2018 Share image 1 Share

You know we’re huge fans of personalised gifting, having recommended so many great, unique gifts to you over the years. We’re equally big fans of Robert Downey Jr. so imagine how excited we are by the fact that the Iron Man star loves personalised gifting too! His latest bout of generosity has us gushing big-time and, just so you know what we’re so impressed by, here’s the full story.

With filming on Avengers: Infinity War coming to a close, Robert Downey Jr. decided to thank the crew for their work on the massive Marvel Studios movie with a customised gift. So, every single member of staff received a personalised ‘director’s chair’ with their name printed on the front and the Avengers: Infinity War logo embroidered onto the back.

If this round of gifts had been sent out to the film’s director and Downey’s co-stars (Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans and a handful of other A-listers), we’d have remarked on it too; but the fact that he opted to treat the behind-the-scenes guys makes this so much more admirable. The folks who handle the set, art direction, lights, costumes, sound, makeup, stunts and everything else that makes a movie possible, so often go unrecognised — worse, we regularly hear horror stories of how badly the big stars treat the little guys. Well, not this time!

After spending over a year together, working on Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, Downey’s gift made saying ‘goodbye’ a seriously sentimental business. Thankfully, he threw in a dose of good humour to cushion the blow. On each personalised and autographed ‘Stark Industries’ chair, an engraved plaque elicited a laugh for this amazing message: “HEART FELT THANX FROM THE CENTER OF MY ARC REACTOR.”

If there was ever any doubt, Robert Downey Jr. has proved, once and for all, that Tony Stark has a heart… and it is made of gold.

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