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“Super heroes” scale Children’s Hospital, brighten patients’ day

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WAUWATOSA (WITI) -- It's a bird, it's a plane! No, it's a... window washer?!

On Friday, October 18th, three workers from Al's Window Cleaning Service showed up at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. They were there to rescue the child patients at the hospital from the stress of their daily routines.

Vincent Torres suited up as Spiderman. He was joined by workers suited up as Batman and Superman.

"I had a little kid come jump on the window like he was Spiderman on the inside as I came down to his," said Torres.

And just like the fictional Peter Parker, Torres is motivated in part by personal tragedy.

"I actually lost a niece here a couple years back to Leukemia. So anything I can do to make the kids smile is fine," said Torres.

Even though their meeting lasted only a few minutes, eight-year-old Robert Davis, Jr. brightened up quite a bit. Davis has been in and out of the hospital in recent months due to an auto-immune disease. He hasn't gained weight in about four years. But thanks to the window washers (or super heroes), this camera-shy boy was transformed into one with a spidey sense of his own.

This is the second year the workers have scaled the hospital, but the first time they've worn costumes.

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