The BBC reports that a Thai fireman named Somchai Yoosabai put on a Spidey suit in order to coax an eight-year-old autistic boy down from a ledge. It was his first day at school. The boy’s mother told Somchai that her son had a “passion for comic superheroes,” which prompted the costume change.
In case you, like me, were wondering why a firefighter keeps a Spiderman outfit handy, it’s to “liven up fire drills in schools.” Good idea. If someone had done that when I was in school, I might have joined the force.