All over the country, kids in hospitals are spotting superheroes — Spider-Man, Captain America, Batman, and more — right outside their windows. It's not crime these heroes are fighting, however, but grime: they're costumed window washers following a trend sparked by viral photos of excited kids watching favorite superheroes wash windows.
Harold Connolly of Highrise Window Cleaning in Florida describes the experience, saying, "We donned the Spider-Man costumes and we rappelled down the side of the buildings. We knocked on the glass, waved hello — there were a lot of big smiles."
The visits have brought some extra joy to kids facing tough medical issues. Michelle Matuizek of Allegheny Window Cleaning says the first time they did it the kids went wild. "They were all over the windows, smiling and screaming — it was just magical."