Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston visit children’s hospital as Thor and Loki

Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth on set Aug. 22 during the filming of "Thor: Ragnarok" in Brisbane, Australia.
Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth on set Aug. 22 during the filming of “Thor: Ragnarok” in Brisbane, Australia.
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“Thor: Ragnarok” stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston took a break from their cosmic comic duties on Tuesday to do some real-life superheroing at a children’s hospital.

Hemsworth and Hiddleston, in character as Marvel’s Thor and his puckish adopted brother Loki, respectively, teamed up with the Children’s Hospital Foundation to pay a visit to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. There, they visited sick children and appeared on the hospital’s Juiced TV program, a weekly broadcast put together by patients and siblings.

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“Met the real superheroes of the world at @ladycilentochildrenshospital. A huge shout out to all the brave kids who are an inspiration to all of us!" Hemsworth said, captioning a pic on Instagram.

The actors made their way through the ward and let kids wield Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. A few even dealt enthusiastic blows to Loki — and Hiddleston gamely obliged.

“‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor!’ (i.e. everyone but the weirdo in the black suit). Unforgettable meeting all the children @ladycilentochildrenshospital. They're the real heroes,” Hiddleston wrote on his newly minted Instagram, which features more Loki outtakes than the Englishman’s daily life.

Koen, an 11-year-old patient, interviewed the pair for the TV program and posed for a snapshot with the stars and the photo-ready Mjolnir.

Hemsworth, who returned to living in his native Australia with his wife and three kids, made an encore appearance sans Thor’s wig the following night to meet a few children who missed him the first time around.

It isn’t the first time a celebrity has walked the hospital halls as their on-screen alter ego: In character as Capt. Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp appeared on Juiced TV while he was in town last summer filming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

Meanwhile, Hemsworth and Hiddleston have been fueling fan excitement this week by engaging in social media banter as they film the third installment of Marvel’s “Thor” films.

“Thor: Ragnarok” is slated to hit theaters in November 2017.


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