As easy as it is to get caught up in big-budget comic book blockbusters as an adult, it's easy to forget the significance superheroes have for children.
Not only do they provide an illustration of light versus dark and good versus evil, they also provide inspiration that anything can be overcome.
Utilising this capability, Heroes4Higher are providing a truly heartwarming service.
They bring superheroes (from Spiderman to Captain America) to real life and pay visits to sick children in full costume, providing a small fragment of respite for parents and children alike. Batman himself even has a "Batmobile" (which he refers to as the "Hopemobile").
Batman himself travelled for 36 hours in his "Hopemobile" to visit sick kids in California
Speaking of his visit, the Caped Crusader said:
"We want to reach kids from all different types of disabilities and illnesses, because realistically when it comes down to it, all of them are just as important as one another.
"The experience is good for them, but the biggest thing is that they will never forget what they learned today... and that's tough things make them stronger, and that's the most important thing."
"They Were All Absolutely in Awe"
Second Star to the Right, the volunteer run agency who provide support for children and parents suffering from cancer, praised the visit on their Facebook page.
The charity also discussed the impact such a visit could have on the children they see:
"Today's event was aimed towards not just children with cancer but all children that are battling the stigma placed on 'normalcy' in our society."
Batman Ain't No Bully
Awwh, the Dark Knight does have a soft side after all. Although you wouldn't think it if the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer is anything to go by.
The movie, released on March 25th, will see Bruce Wayne's alter ego vigilante travel to Metropolis to take on Superman in a bitter duel to save the world. You can see the trailer below:
Source: Bakersfield Now