'So, Uncle Jeremy... I can do the thing that you do with your eyebrow,' said Auggie before tilting his head down and raising his left brow.
As Jeremy Renner recovers from his New Year's Day snowplow accident, his nephew Auggie has taken it upon himself to cheer up the "Avengers" star. An adorable video the actor shared on his Instagram story and later on Twitter, shows Auggie showing off how he too can pull off a classic Renner expression.
"So, Uncle Jeremy... I can do the thing that you do with your eyebrow," the young boy says to the camera before tilting his head down and raising his left brow. "Is that the thing? That it?" he then excitedly asks his parents, who chuckle. Auggie's mom is heard confirming: "100 percent. That's what it is." Renner shared the video on Twitter with the caption: "My nephew, August, who wrote me the SWEETEST letter, has more to share with me. Thought I'd pass it on! "
The "Hawkeye" actor previously shared a sweet note Auggie wrote for him as he recovers. "I am very lucky because my uncle is hawkeye (witch is 1 of the Avengers)," the handwritten letter reads. "I am also very lucky that my uncle is alive from his accident."
"Love my little man. Bless you, Auggie," Renner wrote on his Instagram story with the letter. The star was run over by a 14,300-lb snowplow on New Year's Day while helping move his adult nephew's truck from the driveway after significant snowfall hit the area. The "tragic accident" took place in the area of Mt. Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada, early on January 1, 2023.
According to an update from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Renner was taken to the hospital and was reportedly "in critical but stable condition." He broke more than 30 bones and underwent multiple surgeries and was "receiving excellent care" in the company of his family.
Renner's last update about his recovery came on February 27, when he posted a photo of his legs as he sat on a fitness machine. "Whatever it takes," he wrote. In a statement sent to PEOPLE, Renner's family thanked his fans, who sent their love for his speedy recovery, saying that they are "tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans."
The actor's sister, Kym Renner, said: "We are so thrilled with his progress. If anyone knows Jeremy, he is a fighter and doesn't mess around. He is crushing all the progress goals. We couldn't feel more positive about the road ahead."
In another statement, she added, "Jeremy is making positive progress," but noted that he faces "a long road to recovery." In February, Renner's "The Hurt Locker" co-star Evangeline Lilly shared what it was like to visit him in the aftermath of the accident, seeing him in a wheelchair. "He has recovered like a mofo," the 43-year-old actress told Access.
I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness. 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 pic.twitter.com/kzj2CLYdXA— Jeremy Renner (@JeremyRenner) January 21, 2023
"I walked in his house and got chicken skin, 'cause I was like, 'Why are you mobile? Why are you mobile? What's happening?' I expected to sit at his bedside and hold his hand while he moaned and groaned in pain and wasn't able to move." Now, she said, Renner is a "legend."
She remarked on how "incredibly brave and strong" he is. She added, "He's made of something really tough, that guy. You've always been able to see that in him. He is recovering incredibly, and I'm so grateful." Meanwhile, Renner's new Disney+ series, "Rennervations," is on track for its April 12 premiere. "As soon as I'm back on my feet, we are coming to YOU, all across the globe... I hope you're ready!" he wrote on Instagram.