It’s official – Hugh Jackman is the nicest man in Hollywood, and his actions during one of his Sydney shows truly cemented that.
During the show, Jackman noticed a young boy wearing his greatest showman outfit, and consequently invited him up for a singalong and a hug.
Little did he know how tough six-year-old Oliver O’Reilly’s short life had been. Not only had he lost his dad (son of the late Chris Bailey from The Angels) when he was just three years old, but he is a brain cancer survivor.
Little Ollie Bailey-O'Reilly came on stage with Hugh again tonight and got to join in on "From Now On". What a great memory for the talented youngster. 📷: Adam Silberman pic.twitter.com/ZmMfJpXhwK
— Jackman's Landing (@JackmansLanding) August 7, 2019
The adorable moment started with Oliver telling Jackman: “I’m kind of just in shock that I’m even up here”.
“Me too, buddy,” he responded.
“You’re putting me under a lot of pressure, Hugh,” Oliver announced.
“I just want you to relax,” Jackman said, getting him some water, before adding, “I love Oliver”.
Ollie Bailey-O'Reilly is a cancer survivor, and in a quest to raise money for research, he's gathered classmates and friends to re-make The Greatest Showman. @eddy_meyer #9News pic.twitter.com/Me8tOe6sq7
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) March 25, 2019
The six-year-old continued to watch the show from the stage, reportedly crying happy tears.
“Hugh brought him up on stage for a hug, and experience of a lifetime,” Oliver’s mum Jo told The Daily Telegraph.
“He’s a magnificent survivor of childhood brain cancer and our favourite charity is the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.”