Being sick and stuck in a hospital is no fun, especially for kids. So to help insert a little fun into the day of young patients of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., three window washers used their own superpowers to spread some cheer:
The men spent four hours visiting windows and spraying silly string at the kids, who, for a brief while, were able to forget about their troubles and just enjoy themselves. According to hospital spokeswoman Sara Burnett, this kind of distraction therapy really helps kids heal because they are able to get their minds off of the pain. [Window-washer Steve] Oszaniec says, “We just went there, put them [the costumes] on and went up. They [hospital staff] brought a lot of the kids to the little family room there so they could see us. It was unbelievable. They just totally forgot they were sick for a minute. They were just ecstatic about it.”
Wait… I think I have… something… in my… eye.