Fireman dresses as Spider-Man to rescue autistic boy

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterby, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

  2. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    That is a pretty cool story. Just plane nice.
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    how totally awesome!! Great that the fireman had the costumes for fire drills. To go back and get in costume to rescue a small child is way over and above the call of duty. So very many people would say just go and grab him - MAKE him come back, etc....

    It is refreshing to see people in rescue professions understand our difficult children and work WITH them. Major kudos to the fireman.
  4. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    That is awesome. Love it when someone thinks out of the box
  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Also, it was good that the kid stayed put while the firefighter ran to change his clothes. It could have been too late ...
    But it was a good idea and it worked.
    I suspect since the school was special needs, he was clued into the "to do's" and "not to do's" of the kids. I know that the mom (or was it a teacher) told him that the child liked superheroes.