This Halloween, one woman provided a reminder of what real heroes look like.
Nurse Katie Windsor works in the neonatal intensive care unit at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina with premature babies.
“I figured what better theme than superheroes for those little preemies that fight so hard,” Windsor told Today. “They really are superheroes, so it was perfect.”
Windsor constructed costumes, settings and props for the precious babes. Along with witch hats and green crocheted capes, the infants dawned iconic Batman and Superman costumes (complete with the Bat-Signal peaking behind some hand-made clouds!) Look below, and feel your cynicism melt away.
“The parents loved it,” Windsor said. “[It] really gave them something to smile about when they are in a sad time in their life, when they’re having to go home without their babies. I think it brought them a little bit of joy.”
As with any hero, Windsor was serving a greater good. “It makes me feel good that people get to see these babies,” Windsor told Today. “I don’t think people think about the NICU unless they’ve had a baby that’s had to go there. I’m glad it’s bringing recognition to our NICU and what we do.”
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