'I can do the thing': Jeremy Renner's nephew Auggie adorably imitates his 'not dead uncle'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jeremy Renner’s nephew is leaving no stone unturned as he cheers his superhero uncle who is recovering from his New Year’s Day snow plow accident. The ‘Hawkeye’ actor recently took to his Instagram story to share an adorable video of his nephew, Auggie, who seemed to imitate his uncle’s signature expression.
The ‘Rennervations’ star shared the video on Friday, March 17, with the caption "My nephew had more to share with his 'not dead uncle.'"
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"So, Uncle Jeremy... I can do the thing that you do with your eyebrow," Auggie can be seen saying in the video before he goes on to imitate the 'Avenger' alum’s signature lifting of an eyebrow. The boy could be seen then tilting his head and lifting his eyebrow while his mother chuckles from behind the camera.
He then asked his parents, "Is that the thing? That it?" to which his mother enthusiastically replied, "100 percent. That's what it is."
‘I am very lucky because…’
On Wednesday, March 15, Renner shared a snap of a letter that his nephew wrote for him. The letter read, "I am very lucky because my uncle is hawk-eye (witch is 1 of the Avengers)”. The uncle’s boy also added, “I am also very lucky that my uncle is alive from his accident," the handwritten letter read. ‘The Mayor of Kingstown’ star then shared the photo with the caption, “Love my little man 🙏 ❤️🙏” and “Bless you Auggie”.
Jeremy Renner’s accident timeline
The accident took place on Mt Rose Highway area in Reno, Nevada, when the two-time Oscar nominee reportedly tried to save his nephew from the three feet of snow from the night prior. Renner was run over by a 14,300 lb snowplow as he was trying to help others. The Washoe County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene at around 9 am in the morning and he was immediately airlifted to the hospital.
Police during that time reported, “Upon arrival, deputies coordinated with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and REMSA Health to arrange for medical transport of Mr. Jeremy Renner via care flight to a local area hospital. Mr. Renner was the only involved party in the incident,” reports Deadline.
The next day, the onscreen superhero underwent surgeries, and as a representative of the actor told in a statement to People, "We can confirm that Jeremy has suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries and has undergone surgery today, January 2nd 2023. He has returned from surgery and remains in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition." The statement also added, "Jeremy's family would like to express their gratitude to the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, Washoe County Sheriff, Reno City Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Carano and Murdock families. They are also tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."
Since then the Marvel actor is recovering from the accident and is in the care of his family.
Two days after the incident, Renner spoke for the first time as he posted a picture of himself in hospital attire with the caption, “"Thank you all for your kind words. 🙏. Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all."
Renner’s Marvel costars including Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo poured in love and support for the injured actor during the difficult times.
On January 21, Renner shared another photo of himself on the social media site with the caption, "Morning workouts, resolutions all changed this particular new years …. Spawned from tragedy for my entire family, and quickly focused into uniting actionable love ❤️ I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I …. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30 plus broken bones will mend , grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens . Love and blessings to you all."