A real-life “Spider-Man” has started taking over the streets of Birmingham to help the city’s poor and needy.
A 20-year-old bartender, who likes the comic book star and wishes to keep his identity a secret, buys sandwiches from supermarkets and gives them to homeless people.
He ventures out once or twice a week between 9PM and midnight.
The do-gooder even has his own Twitter feed – @brumspiderman – so people can follow his adventures.
“I’ve worked with homeless and vulnerable people for three or four years and love seeing the smiles on people’s faces,” he said.
“Then I thought ‘if they are happy now, imagine how much bigger the smile would be if it was Spider-Man giving out the food,’” said the 20-year-old. “The people I’ve met on the streets have all been very positive toward what I’m doing and I will keep doing it.”
He said he has always been a fan of the web-swinging superhero and uses a Spider-Man costume left over from a birthday party.
“The response has been amazing – there is an instant wow factor. People have seen me on Facebook or Twitter and they say what I am doing is really good. Some are even saying they want to do the same.”