A man dressed as comic hero Spider-Man has begun walking the streets of Birmingham city centre handing out food to the homeless and vulnerable.
The would-be superhero has been visiting local supermarkets and buying sandwiches and snacks before distributing them to rough sleepers and those in need.
We shadowed the spandex Samaritan as he wandered through central Birmingham last night, handing out food packages to those sitting on street corners and under street lights in the freezing temperatures.
When asked why he did what he did, we were told:
“I’m just going out dressed as Spider-Man, doing heroic things like feeding the homeless. Everyone’s gotta have a day job, or a night job in this case.”
The masked maverick said he would be regularly taking to the streets to hand out food and drink, but didn’t expect people to take his costume too seriously.
“It’s good to give the homeless and hungry some food but it’s also nice to see the smiles on their faces when they see Spider-Man. The people I’ve met on the streets have all been very positive toward what I’m doing and I will keep doing it.”
One of the homeless men encountered by Birmingham’s own Spidey last night, told him, “At least you’re doing some good. Spider-Man’s doing some good, you know what I mean? No one else is. Fair play man.”
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