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Spider-Man Means a Ton to Andrew Garfield [Video]

I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion

Stan Lee says that the reason why Spidey is so popular is because all of us can relate to him, and I agree. I needed Spidey in my life when I was a kid, and he gave me hope. In every comic I read, he was living out my and every skinny boy’s fantasy of being stronger, of being free of the body I was born into, and that swinging sensation of flight. And upon receiving his power, unlike most who have become corrupted, he used it for good. And I think that we all wish we had the courage to stick up for ourselves more, to stick up for a loved one more, or even a stranger you see being mistreated, and Peter Parker has inspired me to feel stronger. He made me, Andrew, braver. He reassured me that by doing the right thing, it’s worth it. It’s worth the struggle, it’s worth the pain, it’s worth even the tears, the bruises, and the blood.”

Andrew Garfield showed up at the panel for The Amazing Spider-Man in disguise — and also sporting a fanny pack — and then shared what playing Peter Parker and Spidey really mean to him. Video of the entire (heartwarming) speech after the jump.

Seriously, this is the sweetest, most heartfelt fangasm you’ll witness today.


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