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'Spider-Man' Rescues Autistic Thai boy

A fireman in Bangkok, Thailand used an interesting approach to reaching out to an autistic boy. Fearful of his first day at school, the boy climbed out on a third-story ledge and refused to come inside.

Despite teachers' efforts to beckon the boy inside, he refused to budge until his mother mentioned her son's love of superheroes, prompting fireman Sonchai Yoosabai to take a novel approach to the problem.

The rescuer dashed back to his fire station and made a quick change into a Spider-Man costume before returning to the boy, he said.

"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," Somchai told local television.

The young boy immediately stood up and walked into his rescuer's arms, police said.


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Geekazoid.

This is great news for the firefighters who always wanted to keep a superhero costume in their locker but were too shy.

I can just imagine this guy back at the fire station, "You all thought I was crazy for bringing a Spider-Man costume to work with me, but I showed you! I showed you all!"
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