Why is he in our spotlight today? Because the modern-day spidey spends his evenings swinging through the streets of Birmingham, giving meals to homeless people.
And in true superhero fashion, he is doing it anonymously.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, he said “I’ve learned that everyone is the same, we’re all part of the human experience and I believe that we need to look at everyone as humans and help each other the same as we would a close friend.”
Although he has chosen to stay anonymous, he did reveal that he is a 20-year-old daytime bartender who has volunteered in a variety of ways for years. Only recently did he take on this new persona.
Several nights a week when the sun starts to set, he changes into costume. He then buys sandwiches with his own money, and walks throughout the city looking for homeless people who would appreciate some food.
And while the tight-fitting outfit may seem like a fun costume for Halloween parties and comic conventions, he says it actually draws more attention to his cause.
“Before when I was handing out food, no one would take a second look. But when they see Spiderman handing out the food they come over and ask what I’m doing and are really interested.”
The anonymous spiderman says that he hopes his work will show others that everyone deserves a helping hand. And it turns out that his good deeds have already attracted the attention of the community. When people see him, they offer him support and money for his campaign. But the do-gooder doesn’t accept their donations, and instead, urges them to go out and get involved.
Here’s a short video clip from Buzz60 that tells us a bit more about his stoy:
So in the words of Uncle Ben: “remember, with great power. comes great responsibility.” And it’s quite clear to us that the Brum Spiderman has now mastered both. Though his account does not appear to be very active, you can follow this comic hero under his given name on Twitter: BrumSpiderman.
The following video is a short documentary that will give you a detailed glimpse into a night-in-the-life of the Brum Spiderman.