10:54am PT by Ryan Parker
Spider-Man Visiting Children in Houston Hurricane Shelter Is Heartwarming
Amid all the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, powerful images of kindness, strength and the human condition have shined through.
Once such instance — minor, but still powerful — occurred Tuesday when someone dressed as Spider-Man visited the shelter at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston to cheer up the children.
That particular shelter has already received more than 9,000 evacuees, according to Houston's ABC 13 News.
Videos posted on social media of Spider-Man going through the shelter and visiting kids, handing out stickers, putting huge smiles on their faces, was yet another beacon of hope.
An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 homes have been destroyed in the Houston area, ABC News reports.
So far, 51 inches of rain has fallen on some parts of Texas, and the storm has led to at least 13 deaths.
Watched the delighted children visit with Spider-Man below:
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man making kids smile at the GRB: pic.twitter.com/K2NSweXAE4— Stef Manisero (@StefManisero) August 29, 2017