Yesterday in Thailand, an eight-year-old boy with autism was rescued from a third-floor window ledge by Spider-Man -- or rather, a Thai fireman dressed like Marvel's famous web-slinger who proved to be a real-life superhero.
According to a Telegraph report, the new student at a special needs school in Bangkok became frightened during his first day and wandered off on his own. He wound up on a third-floor ledge outside a window, and then froze, too frightened to move when teachers and firefighters beckoned for him to come inside.
The boy’s mother told firefighter Sonchai Yoosabai that her son had a fascination with comic-book superheroes. Yoosabai rushed to the fire station, where he kept a Spider-Man costume he’d used to liven up school fire drills for kids. Donning the red-and-blue suit, he returned to the school and, as he explained later, "I told him Spider-Man is here to rescue you, no monsters are going to attack you."
"I told him to walk slowly towards me as running could be dangerous," said Yoosabai.
The boy walked into the man’s arms and the day was saved by Sonchai Yoosabai and Spider-Man.
What do you think about this real-life superhero story? Have any other favorite stories about costumed heroes doing good?