Police pulled a man over on Route 29 in Silver Spring last week because of a problem with his plates. This would not ordinarily make international news, but the car was a black Lamborghini, the license plate was the Batman symbol, and the driver was Batman, dressed head-to-toe in full superhero regalia.
HOLY MOVING VIOLATION!
It didn’t take long before images of the Dark Knight’s encounter with law enforcement began turning up in Facebook news feeds, on CNN and the London tabloids. The episode even made it into Jimmy Fallon’s monologue on NBC earlier this week.
The Caped Crusader is a businessman from Baltimore County who visits sick children in hospitals, handing out Batman paraphernalia to up-and-coming superheros who first need to beat cancer and other wretched diseases.
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Every now and then, we post a feel good story about somewhat odd people being really nice. Real superheros. Nothing to be skeptical about. It’s a great idea. He does this on his own time, with his own money, for a meaningful cause. We should all be so awesome. So, while you may not be able to afford a Lamborghini or take a lot of time out of your day, do something that matters. Be someone who gets remembered – for a good deed.
Not everything is solved by science and being rational. We are people with feeling and fears first.