Jimmy Kimmel’s young son, Billy, was all set to have a Spider-Man-themed birthday party before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted his plans.
Luckily, the “real” Spider-Man — actor Tom Holland — came to the rescue.
During Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday evening, the host asked Holland, who has played the superhero in four movies, for a special request.
“I have a favor to ask of you,” Kimmel said towards the end of the interview. “My son Billy turns three years old today, we watch both of your Spider-Man movies over and over and over again.”
He continued, “We promised him that the real Spider-Man would come to his party. Now, of course, we were just going to hire a guy in a suit, but now nobody’s coming to his party. His party is just us, and I was wondering if you’d say hello to him.”
Excited to help out, Holland said he would “absolutely” love to surprise little Billy and his sister, 5-year-old Jane.
While Kimmel retrieved his kids, the actor quickly changed into his character apparel during the break, wearing a red hoodie and Spider-Man gloves.
As soon as the kids saw Holland on screen, the young fans were elated.
“That is Peter Parker!” Jane said while Billy’s face erupted into a smile.
Holland, transitioning from his native British accent into character, gave his introduction to Billy: “I’m Peter Parker, I live in Queens, New York, where do you live?”
“We live in California!” Jane replied.
And in true dad form, Kimmel also took the opportunity to embarrass his daughter, sharing that Jane thinks Peter Parker has a “cute” face.
After the chat, Billy remained shy in front of the camera while his sister, Kimmel and Holland proceeded to sing him “Happy Birthday” as his mother brought out Spider-Man-themed cake with a special “3” candle.
Kimmel and his family then happily thanked Holland for his appearance before signing off.
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights (12:05 a.m. ET) on ABC.
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