Hails from: Thailand
Last week in Bangkok, Thai firefighter Somchai Yoosabai rescued an 11 year-old autistic boy who had climbed onto a 3rd-floor ledge at school. After the boy’s teachers and mother failed to convince him to come down, Somchai overheard them talking about how the boy loved comic books and superheroes, and hurried back to the fire station to put on the Spider-Man suit he keeps there for practicing fire drills at schools (if this were a movie, that detail would seem awfully convenient). Once the boy saw Somchai in his Spidey suit, the fireman was able to bring him down uninjured.
But perhaps the greatest gift Somchai gave the boy, other than delivering him from harm, was proof that superheroes really do exist. We’ve got our very own Spider-Man in Hollywood who poses for pictures with tourists in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, but the only thing that dude ever does is crouch on a trash can all day long (and make really terrible Oscar predictions, apparently). ::sigh::
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