Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Delights Hurricane Harvey Victims

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The news has been really bad this week—no, even worse than usual—so let’s take a minute to focus on the bright spots. Though flooding from Hurricane Harvey has driven tons of people from their homes, caused tragic deaths, and is still creating new problems even as the storm moves inland and subsides, people have also shown an outpouring of support, including a very familiar wall-crawler.

In the video above, you can watch an anonymous hero (and certainly not a menace) dressed as Spider-Man bringing joy to children in the crowded George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. They could surely use it, as the evacuation center saw as much as twice as many evacuees as planned at points over the past few days.

And there’s more where that came from. There are plenty of pictures of crowds of people in Houston, but this one is little different:

Or how about people forming a human chain to brave floodwaters to save someone?

I’d so much prefer that no one ever had to go through this devastating event, but it does make things seem a bit less bleak to see people coming together like this. As the situation continues to get worse, with chemical plants, refineries, and toxic waste facilities mixing with the flood waters—as well as major flooding issues in other parts of the world happening at the same time—we could all stand to take a minute to look at the uplifting side.

(via CBR, featured image: Sony Pictures)

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