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Little boy cries when meeting Robert Downey Jr. out of his Iron Man costume

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Jaxson Denno cries while meeting Robert Downey Jr. (Photo by Heather Denno)

It seems that not everyone's a fan of Robert Downey Jr.

On Thursday, a photo People published went viral, showing the "Iron Man" star attempting to comfort a little crying boy in Massachusetts.

So, what did he do wrong? Turns out 1-and-a-half-year-old Jaxson Denno was disappointed because he was told he would meet the superhero Iron Man, only to find himself face-to-face with a plain old movie star.

Jaxson's mother, Heather, told People her son "was so confused because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn't. Well, not Iron Man in the suit."

At the time of their meeting, RDJ was in the township of Sunderland and Shelburne Falls shooting his upcoming film "The Judge." In the movie, he plays a lawyer who finds out the town judge, who happens to be his father (Robert Duvall), may also be a murderer. Needless to say, there was not much call for Tony Stark's armor on set.

But, like the rest of us, Jaxson eventually became powerless in the face of RDJ's charm. "He was fine as soon as [RDJ] talked to him," his mom said.

Last month, rumours swirled that RDJ might not appear as Iron Man in "Avengers 2" after Variety reported he had not yet signed on to reprise his role because of a salary dispute with Marvel. But director Joss Whedon denied he would ever recast or drop the star.

"He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond. I have no intention of making 'Avengers 2' without him, nor do I think I’ll be called upon to do that," he told the Daily Beast, adding, "I loved working with Robert, and everybody knows he embodied that role in a way no one else can."

Just ask Jaxson.

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