Last week, young patients at a children’s hospital in New York awoke to find “superhero” window washers scaling the building, 6ABC reported.
Batman, Captain America, Superman, and others waved to onlookers as they cleaned the windows of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla.
— MariaFareriChildrens (@MFCHatWMC) May 31, 2017
Members of Tri-State Facade Services, a local window cleaning and pressure washing business, suggested the idea as a way to bring cheer to Maria Fareri patients.
According to 6ABC, the workers first cleaned windows in costume about 10 years ago at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. The creative stunt became an instant hit.
“Me and my brother, we have eight kids among us,” David Grady of Tri-State Facade Services told 6ABC. “And having all those healthy kids, the idea that we can give back to some little kids who maybe aren’t as fortunate, it’s a nice thing to be able to do.”
For patient Cameron Talbot, who has been battling cancer since September, stepping outside Wednesday to see the heroic spectacle the hospital was a rare treat.
Allen Rajasaid was not able to go outside, but a visit from Batman brightened up his day.
“It helped,” Rajasaid said. “It’s a very nice experience. I liked it a lot.”
Hospital staff were also grateful to the real-life heroes who donated time and plenty of smiles to make a difference in the lives of their patients.
“We’re really just celebrating the superhero powers of our kids and families and our staff,” child life director Tricia Hiller told 6ABC.
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