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VIDEO: Spider-Man cleans windows, surprises kids at hospital

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SALT LAKE CITY — Spider-Man not only climbs up buildings and saves damsels in distress, but he also washed windows at the Primary Children's Hospital Thursday afternoon.

One of the window cleaners at Primary Children's Medical Center decided to surprise the patients by dressing up in a Spider-Man costume while cleaning the six-story building. The heroism was caught on film as Spider-Man swung back and forth flashing his well-known web shooting gestures.

"Parents were pointing out Spider-Man to the kids and they were really excited," said Primary Children's Medical Center public relations specialist, Sandra Orton. There was one kid who loves Spider-Man that was really excited and he wanted to go outside and meet with him."

On average the hospital treats about 208 patients a day, and Orton said they love finding ways to cheer up the residents.

"All of our patients are dealing with different challenges," Orton said. "Anything we can do to boost their morale and take their minds off the shots and tests is positive."

Due to the warm weather, the worker did have to take off the costume at one point to ensure safe work conditions.

"He was fantastic and he acted just as Spider-Man would," Orton said of the worker's performance. "He was very excited to be wearing the costume. He probably just wished it hadn't been so hot."

Orton said that Spider-Man might possibly make another appearance for the kids in the future.


Faith Heaton Jolley


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