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Window Washers Dress Up Like Superheroes to Cheer Up Children's Hospital Patients

When patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago looked out their windows on Tuesday, “Batman,” “Spider-Man” and “Captain America” were outside ready to dish out high fives and fist bumps — through the glass, of course.

In what has become a semi-annual tradition, three window washers donned the superhero costumes while they worked this week, all in an effort to make a few kids smile. The Chicago Tribune caught the heroics on tape (below).

“There is power in laughter and joy and excitement,” Dr. Stewart Goldman, a neuro-oncologist at the hospital, told the Tribune. “I can’t quote you a trial but I know in my heart that it helps.”