Colin Farrell on his son's battle

Filed under: Celeb Kids, Celeb Parents

I think I love Colin Farrell. It makes sense, because he's the consummate bad boy, with his random f-bombs and stubbled face, but the more I read about him, the more I believe he might be a seriously awesome person. Bad boy + heart of gold + doting father = perfect man, if you didn't already know.

I read an article a few weeks ago about Farrell taking a homeless man shopping in Toronto, and this recent story about Farrell's disclosure of his son's battle with a rare condition called Angelman Syndrome solidifies my belief that the actor is pretty cool.

Colin's son's condition is characterized by developmental delay as well as speech impairment, and sometimes seizures. Diagnosis is late, between 3 and 7. Farrell says his son took his first steps a few weeks ago, noting "There wasn't a dry eye in the house." Farrell's son is four.

Farrell refuses to classify his son's condition as a disability. The actor actually helped promote the Special Olympics before his son's diagnosis, which completely rocks.

I think Farrell has officially replaced Johnny Depp as my fake movie star boyfriend.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.