We were wandering aimlessly through Gibraltar's streets and thanks to a lucky strike, we had the chance to meet the man (the dream, the wonder) in person. When I saw him coming our way, my neurons decided to go on a strike after a coup d'état perpetrated by my -much superior in number and strength- hormones. I remained speechless, only able to mumble some disjointed words. Well, at least my survival instinct reacted, and allowed me to indicate to HIM with gestures that he was the object of interest. He came closer to me, and everything that happened afterwards is a blur. I remember some moments, but most of all, I keep the memory of his politeness, his kindness and his enveloping charm. Even if I wasn't able to tell him everything I would have liked to (everything I thought I would have told him in a situation like that), I'm sure I'll treasure this event as long as my memory allows me to.
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(Yes, even with his eyes closed the man takes one good lookin' picture).
We had posted some of Alisha Harper's cute pics of Henry with her daughter in our wrap from the run, now she's shared a few more and her story. Thank you!
Find out what happened when our #manofsteel Matt Collins met #superman star #HenryCavill at the #GibraltarRockRun http://t.co/LGpSHxBgFL
— ide Systems (@ide_systems) November 7, 2014
What makes Matt's story the BEST, is that he served with Henry's brother Nik. Talk about a group of Supermen:
This year the media spotlight shone bright as the star of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film Henry Cavill announced his participation in the Gibraltar Rock Run. The Man of Steel’s brother Nik Cavill was Matt’s former troop commander when they served together in the Royal Marines.
After catching up, Henry, Nik and Matt all completed the 5k course together on a crisp Gibraltan Saturday morning along with the 347 other competitors.
And then there are the simple messages for Henry that you guys send in. Just a few words, but nevertheless very touching for us to read, and of course to pass on to the person they really belong to.
I think your parents raised you well, you have a nice soul. My father also has 4 brothers and I also come from 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys, it's great to have a big family. I wish you success in your professional and personal life.
Greetings from Slovakia.