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Superhero window cleaners cheer up children at Pittsburgh hospital

 . . . . . as published in the Pittsburgh PA METRO NEWS free press . . . . .

By Mark Molloy Wednesday 6 Feb 2013 12:37 pm


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Grime fighters: The superhero window cleaners (Picture: Barcroft)

After clearing the streets of crime, these kind-hearted superheroes decided to tackle the dirty windows of a US children’s hospital.

Stunned patients at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh were treated to the unusual sight of Spider-Man and Captain America washing their windows.

Batman and Superman also joined in the clean-up, with the grime fighters on a mission to brighten the day of children battling illnesses.

Organizer Edward Matuizek, president of Allegheny Window Cleaning, said his superhero employees received a hero’s welcome from the surprised kids.

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The superhero window cleaners in action (Picture: Barcroft)

‘All the guys had tears of joy in their eyes behind the costumes – it was very touching and overwhelming how excited the children were,’ he explained.

Children rushed to the windows to see the experienced high-rise washers abseiling across the building attached to safety harnesses.

The firm, which spent around £500 on the costumes, has made the scheme a cornerstone of their community work and has more superhero jobs planned for the future.

Last year, a caped crusader known as the ‘real-life Batman’ hit the headlines after giving up his time to visit sick children in hospitals across Montgomery County in a Batmobile. 


  1. Can you imagine being a little kid and having one of your heroes rappelling down outside your window? So cool...


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