Johnny Depp helped make a young fan’s dream come true this week as he sent him a sweet message of support amid his battle with a terminal heart condition.
The actor, 59, surprised YouTuber Kori, 11, with a video message and a phone call as Captain Jack Sparrow, telling him: ‘I wish you the best of luck, I’m your number one fan Captain Kori, all my respect and love.’
Kori has reportedly had two heart transplants and is in palliative care but wants to gain as many subscribers as possible while he can, which Johnny helped him with.
‘I’m your number one fan and send all my respect and love’: Johnny Depp dressed up as his iconic character Captain Jack Sparrow as he sent a sweet message of support to a terminally-ill YouTuber, 11, this week
His goal is to reach 100,000 followers on the platform and gain a Silver Play Button award.
For the video message and call, Johnny dressed up as his iconic Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow and wished Kori well. He also encouraged his fans to subscribe to Kori’s account.
‘Captain Kori… I understand you’re quite the YouYube channel man… so what I’m saying is I would be glad to follow your YouTube channel and will tell all my friends to follow your YouTube channel,’ Johnny said in a clip.
‘I wish you the best of luck, I’m your number one fan Captain Kori, all my respect and love.’
On a phone call, Johnny pretended he was on a pirate ship while dressed as Jack Sparrow and made small talk with Kori.
He joked at one point: ‘I’m extremely flammable, I’m amongst so much fire with the candles I’m afraid this adventure might go awry.’
He said he loved Kori’s pirate hat and went on to ‘knight’ Kori with Captain Jack’s sword.
But Kori teased the knighting, saying he needs to reach 200,000 subscribers to release the rest of the call.
Kori now has an incredible 170,000 YouTube subscribers.
Fans loved the clips of Johnny that Kori shared on YouTube and wished Kori well in his battle.
It comes after rumours Johnny would be returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise were denied.
‘Captain Kori, the fact that you have Captain Jack following you is the best news ever!’ one fan commented underneath.