Thai 'Spidey' Saves Autistic Boy

Firefighter uses costume to coax boy from ledge
By Jess Kilby,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2009 3:22 AM CDT
Thai 'Spidey' Saves Autistic Boy
A Spider Man impersonator appears during a Spider Man and Papa John's Pizza promotion in New York City.   (Getty Images)

A quick-thinking fireman in Bangkok rescued an autistic boy from a third-story window ledge this week with a little help from a superhero friend, the BBC reports. The firefighter donned a Spider Man costume he keeps handy for school drills and climbed onto the ledge with a glass of juice for the 8-year-old boy—who promptly threw himself into the arms of his hero.
(More Spider-Man stories.)

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