Superhero window cleaners cheer up children at Pittsburgh hospital
. . . . . as published in the Pittsburgh PA METRO NEWS free press . . . . .
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.
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.