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Window Washing Superheroes Bring Joy To Kids At Children's Hospital

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- It was an awesome treat today for the kids at Children's Hospital as they watched as superheroes repel down the side of the building.

Their reactions were priceless, and boy, was it a sight for them to see.

People of all ages gathered outside and inside Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville.

They packed the sidewalks and snapped pictures as window washers from Allegheny Window Cleaning – dressed as Batman, Superman and Spider-Man – repelled down the front of the building to clean the windows.

"This is a great day for the kids," said Edward Matuizek, of Allegheny Window Cleaning. "A lot of these kids won't get out to trick-or-treat next week, but today makes their day and puts a smile on their face. It's a great day here at Children's Hospital."

"We first started it as something to do to make the kids happy, and now we do it every year," said Ed Hetrick, one of the superhero window washers. "It turns out; it's a fun thing to do. It's great."

Seeing Spider-Man, Batman, Captain America, Superman and Thor was indeed a treat.

Many of the children are very sick, and certainly aren't happy to be in the hospital.

"My daughter is in here for chemo," said Janice Emmerick. "She's 19-years-old and she loves Batman. But she's asleep, so I had to videotape it for her."

It was a magical day for all who witnessed this little act of kindness, and it goes to show a little can go a long, long way.

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