Thousands of people have been displaced by the devastating levels of rain water and flooding as Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate southeastern Texas. Many of those who have been displaced by the natural disaster have been taken in at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
As adults and children take shelter in the convention center, one person is trying to brighten the younger victims’ spirits by dressing as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Stef Manisero of Spectrum News in Austin captured the video of this would-be Peter Parker greeting children and brightening their day just a bit as they face hardships they can’t possibly comprehend.
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man making kids smile at the GRB: pic.twitter.com/K2NSweXAE4
— Stef Manisero (@StefManisero) August 29, 2017
The George R. Washington Center has a capacity of 5,000, but reports indicated that the facility is already housing 9,000 people with no plans to turn anyone away. Survivors of Hurricane Harvey will be taken care of there until a bigger facility can be established elsewhere.
The Comic book community has already shown their support for Houston in their time of need. Skybound Entertainment and Redneck creator Donny Cates have teamed up to offer T-shirts with proceeds going to relief efforts. Scott Snyder has donated his pay for Dark Nights: Metal as well.
The anonymous Spider-Man is doing his part to help children deal with the trauma they have faced over the last few days, proving that you don’t need to have superpowers to be a hero, but sometimes it helps to dress like one.
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