With this being Superman’s birthday week, Justice League star Henry Cavill has paid tribute to the character.

Speaking via his Instagram account, Cavill said:

“For 80 years he has been saving our tails and indeed perhaps our souls. Inspiring us to be greater than we thought ourselves able. He’s certainly changed me, given me hope, allowed me space to push myself beyond the limits of my patience. Truly, what would a world be without Superman? He paved the way for all of our favourite heroes even if he’s not yours personally.

“A huuuuge thank you to the incredibly talented artists and writers over the years who have given us so much. Within us, Superman will now live no matter how old he gets. Happy Birthday my friend.”

A pretty fitting tribute from one Superman to another.