Updated: February 18, 2021 10:37:07 am
Young patients at a children’s hospital in Vienna were in for a surprise when they saw superheroes in the form of Batman, Thor and Spiderman crawling up their window.
Several pictures and videos, which are now making rounds of the internet show children and adults watching from closed windows of the St.Anna children’s hospital as men disguised as superheroes showed up at their windows.
The men were officers of the Austrian capital’s special police force WEGA and according to news agency Reuters, the surprise visit was to alleviate the loneliness felt by terminally ill patients, who are now not allowed visitors due to strict Covid-19 protocols.
Watch the video here:
Superheroes surprise young patients at this hospital in Vienna pic.twitter.com/M2j9OavtFa
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 16, 2021
Many who came across the picture and videos lauded the officers for their kind-hearted gesture. Take a look at some of the reactions here:
— bloodraven43 (@bloodraven43) February 16, 2021
— wolfgang skowronek 🇦🇹🇮🇱🇺🇸🇬🇧🇷🇺🇵🇱 (@w_skowronek) February 16, 2021
— Mr Bojangles 🇪🇺 🇮🇪 🏴 🇬🇧🌏 💐 (@MrBojan15568643) February 16, 2021
— Geoff – be 🇬🇧 buy 🇬🇧 (@HorshamGardener) February 16, 2021
What an amazing idea…
— Thomas Freund (@thommx) February 16, 2021
A for effort.
— Al Kara (@AlviousGoCats) February 17, 2021
The Reuters report quoted hospital sources as saying that the performance was also to commemorate International Childhood Cancer Day, to “express support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families”.
In another instance, a long line of superheroes, from Spiderman to Batman, assembled at the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in Pennsylvania, US, for a superhero day to the delight of the young patients.
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