"Tony Stark" posted an Instagram to a 17-year-old New Bern teen who was bitten by a shark June 2.

Actor Robert Downey. who portrays the billionaire industrialist and inventor Tony Stark and his superhero alter-ego Iron Man in the "Iron Man" and "Avengers" series of films, asked Paige Winter to be the North Carolina ambassador for his recently formed Footprint Coalition.

The initiative aims to combat climate change using advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Winter was severely injured by the shark attack that happened at Fort Macon State Park. Doctors had to amputate the teenager’s left leg and two fingers on her left hand.

See Downey's Instagram invitation to Winter below:

Get today’s top stories right in your inbox. Sign up for our daily morning newsletter.

Recommended for you

Load comments