Naturally, Kian wanted to do something special in memory of his favourite superhero so, he decided to pose with his action figures ‘Wakanada forever’ style as a tribute to the late actor.
Kian never met Boseman and nor did he ever see the actor’s work outside of Marvel’s 2018 film “Black Panther” but he enjoyed watching him on the big screen. In an interview with CNN, Kian said:
He was a good role model to me and Black boys because he let me know Black boys can be heroes too. When I found out he died, I felt very sad. I was crying and couldn’t stop talking about him.
He placed Black Panther’s action figure in a shoe box wrapped in black silk. And, he surrounded the box with flowers and an award metal, as well as an Iron Man glove to honor another superhero who died on screen.
However, Kian isn’t the only one who is paying tribute to his favourite superhero. Other kids also paid tribute to Boseman in their own special way.
Kids were seen doing the Wakanda Forever salute with their arms and posing with their action figures.
Thanks for all the memories. Rest in power, King.