ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Kit Simpson Browne

If there's one thing the comic-book and movie Batman is known for, it's fighting crime - whether it be the Joker, the Penguin, or any other member of his rogues gallery.

Sometimes, though, there are other kinds of battles that need to be fought - and a comic-book superhero isn't always around to fight them.

One of those battles is the fight to help out the homeless, at a time of year where simply surviving the cold of winter can feel a lot like taking on Two-Face.

Fortunately, in this fight, the good people of Springfield, MO, aren't alone.

They've got a real-life superhero on their side.

That's right, a real-life Batman has emerged in the town of Springfield, and he's helping local residents to keep the town's homeless population warm and safe this winter.

The key difference to the more famous Batman? He's not doing it with his fists, but with good old fashioned kindness, hard work and good intentions, as Ozarks First reports:

Proof, if proof were needed, that sometimes we don't need a superhero to help out - but just the kindness and support of the community around us.

As Batman himself puts it:

"My friend Josh invited me to help out in the community...They were getting hand-warmers together, clothes and gloves for all the homeless people in need. It felt really good-- you can tell there's a lot of people in need. It's just the best we can do right now to help out."

And, thankfully, the best we can do can sometimes do a whole lot to change lives for the better - as the hundreds of dollars in support for the homeless that the people of Springfield have raised proves.

After all, you don't have to be the real Batman to make the world a better place...

What do you guys think, though?


Impressed by Springfield's Batman's hard work?



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