SR Picks: Real Life Spider-Man Saves Young Boy

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 3:19 pm,

A Bangkok firefighter threw on his super-hero costume to save the day! Sounds like something from a comic, but this happened in real life.

The incident began when teachers of a special needs school contacted the fire station when one of their young students started crying and climbed out on to a ledge of one of the classroom windows.

The school staff and emergency response people were unable to convince the 8-year old autistic boy back inside. While this was happening, the mother of the child made a comment about the boy’s love of comic superheroes and thank God she did because that remark led to the epic rescue – this is where it gets interesting.

The mother’s words set off a light bulb in firefighter Somchai Yoosabai’s head and he sped his way back to the fire station to put on his superhero attire – A Spider-Man costume that he had kept in his locker (he keeps it to help teach fire drills in schools). Using the red and blue tights (and a glass of juice) he was able to talk the child into walking into his arms and into safety.

The hero later told local news:

“I told him Spider-Man is here to rescue you, no monsters are going to attack you, and I told him to walk slowly towards me, as running could be dangerous”

Incredible! This story touched me and I had to share it with you all. Another example of a real-life superhero who was able to safely end a terrifying situation. Somchai Yoosabai, you can be a part of my superhero team any day.

Morale of the story? Those folks who dress-up in Superhero outfits for school activities, conventions, cosplay or even just Halloween are awesome – next time you see one, you should thank them for being awesome.

What do you think of this story?

Source: Sci-Fi Wire, BBC News

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  3. He’ll probably keep it in the car with him now, or on the fire truck, lol.

  4. I hope he gets a raise for that.
    Very inventive thinking.

  5. thats pretty cool :)

  6. Talk about being a fan of the superhero. But that was cool, to say the least!

  7. Awesome!

  8. i wish in general we could here more news about courageous people(not on screenrant but in the media) that story just warmed my heart… it’s good to read something positive in our gloom and doom times

  9. its amazing the stunts people can pull off some times really how many people would have thought of that? the guy deserves a commendation for being creative at the very least!

  10. I agree with justtalent, after three or four months of reading bad news, (I live in Michigan, so reading bad news is a state pastime for most) it’s nice to read about some real heroes. Thanks for the post Rob.

  11. My brother lives in Bangkok. This is the coolest news to come from there in a while. Other than the National Holidays when the entire country has a water fight.

  12. Awesome story.

    I’d keep a Spidey costume on hand for situations like this but it would be like a woman who is in love with Elvis gets told he is coming to her house for some lovin’ only to be visited by the old, fat Elvis.

  13. Wait a minute! There’s something good that happened in the world?! :-)

    Give that man a medal! It’s men like Somchai Yoosabai that inspire legends. Bravo, Mr. Yoosabai!

  14. WOW..That brought tears to my eyes!

    Thanks for posting!

    Just proves that super heroes DO exist and Somchai Yoosabai is one of them!

  15. very nice, brought tears to my eyes as well, very creative, and I enjoy reading news like this.