Captain America’s Patriots beat Star-Lord’s Seahawks in the Super Bowl yesterday, but their respective real-life counterparts, Chris Evans and Chris Pratt, are super-heroically making sure kids on opposite sides of the country are all winners. Sports and superheroes, in their own time and in their own way, have each shown the ability to inspire and uplift. In this case, a friendly wager between friends and passionate fans netted a complete victory for all involved.

With their favorite teams set to square off in the Super Bowl, Evans and Pratt made a bet. If the Patriots emerged victorious, Pratt would visit Christopher’s Haven, a home for families with children undergoing cancer treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, dressed as Star-Lord from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. If the Seahawks won, then Evans would bring his Captain America to Seattle Children’s Hospital and waive the “12th Man” flag. In addition to visits, the Superhero Showdown raised funds for each facility.

The Patriots won, so perhaps Evans won’t have to do any flag waving, but both heroes will visit the children in both hospitals. It’s the only result that could have come from two great individuals who’ve proven to be wonderful ambassadors for the superhero genre. It’s the kind of story that makes you proud to be a fan, knowing that the magic we see from these actors and their characters onscreen extends its reach into the real world to help those in need.