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Ryan Reynolds reveals he saved his nephew's life

The actor is a superhero on- and off-screen.

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Ryan Reynolds reveals he saved his nephew's life

The actor is a superhero on- and off-screen.

Ryan Reynolds is a real-life superhero, after revealing he once saved his nephew's life because he knew CPR.The Deadpool star shared a post on Instagram to promote the importance of CPR classes for parents with young children, and told the story of how taking those classes himself gave him the knowledge to handle a situation in which his nephew once needed help.In his impassioned message to fans and followers, he explained: "Years ago, I took a CPR course thru the Red Cross. And...I ended up saving my nephew's life because I knew what to do! True story! Yesterday I took a refresher course -- focusing on infant and toddler CPR. It takes only a few hours and it's also kinda, sorta fun."He couldn't resist dropping a little joke in at the end, adding: "Thank you to Dan from Viva First Aid for the lesson. And thank you to these two helpful yet lifeless dolls whose vacant ocular cavities will haunt me until end times." Meanwhile Blake Lively also shared a picture of herself with some CPR dummies as she stressed the importance of taking the resuscitation classes too, posting: "ALL MAMAS AND DADDIES OUT THERE-- I can't recommend this enough, I took a CPR class with with a focus on babies and toddlers."The Hollywood couple welcomed their second child, daughter Ines, in September, and are also parents to daughter James.Speaking previously about his family, Ryan had told E! News: "There's nothing on earth more grounding than having a baby. It's the best thing that could ever happen to someone."The couple that saves together, stays together!

Ryan Reynolds is a real-life superhero, after revealing he once saved his nephew's life because he knew CPR.

The Deadpool star shared a post on Instagram to promote the importance of CPR classes for parents with young children, and told the story of how taking those classes himself gave him the knowledge to handle a situation in which his nephew once needed help.

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In his impassioned message to fans and followers, he explained: "Years ago, I took a CPR course thru the Red Cross. And...I ended up saving my nephew's life because I knew what to do! True story! Yesterday I took a refresher course -- focusing on infant and toddler CPR. It takes only a few hours and it's also kinda, sorta fun."

He couldn't resist dropping a little joke in at the end, adding: "Thank you to Dan from Viva First Aid for the lesson. And thank you to these two helpful yet lifeless dolls whose vacant ocular cavities will haunt me until end times."

Meanwhile Blake Lively also shared a picture of herself with some CPR dummies as she stressed the importance of taking the resuscitation classes too, posting: "ALL MAMAS AND DADDIES OUT THERE-- I can't recommend this enough, I took a CPR class with with a focus on babies and toddlers."

The Hollywood couple welcomed their second child, daughter Ines, in September, and are also parents to daughter James.

Speaking previously about his family, Ryan had told E! News: "There's nothing on earth more grounding than having a baby. It's the best thing that could ever happen to someone."

The couple that saves together, stays together!