Mar 25, 2009

Spider-Man is Real

All you non-believers out there better start believing!

A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony.

Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok alerted authorities when an autistic pupil, scared of attending his first day at school, sat out on the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside.

Despite teachers' efforts to beckon the boy inside, he refused to budge until his mother mentioned her son's love of superheroes, prompting fireman Sonchai Yoosabai to take a "super heroic" approach to the problem.

The rescuer dashed back to his fire station and made a quick change into a Spider-Man costume before returning to the boy, he said.

"I told him Spider-Man is here to rescue you, no monsters are going to attack you and I told him to walk slowly towards me as running could be dangerous," Somchai told local television.

The young boy immediately stood up and walked into his rescuer's arms, police said.

Somchai said he keeps the Spider-Man costume and an outfit of Japanese television character Ultraman at the station in order to liven up school fire drills.

Thai Spider-Man saves the day [yahoonews]

This is the best news I've heard in 2009.

Is this not AWESOME?


  1. Truly, amazing. And, Chris, so are you! The main pic for the blog at the top is my favorite. And, of course, as you already know, you have always been my favorite! love ya! you are hilarious.

  2. Dude that is awesome. I read about that earlier today. Who knew having a extra spider man costume would come in so handy.

  3. @Mike

    How could an extra Spider-Man costume NOT come in handy?


    Awesome blog, bro. Indeed, I have to confess: This is awesome.

  4. The only problem is that he way too quickly gave away his identity. A sign that he is not the real thing. Peter Parker would never do that.


Keep it awesome.