Get the tissues ready, because there's no way you'll make it through this post without crying. On Monday, a six-year-old Canadian girl from Edmonton, Alberta, known only as Mable, became SpiderMable, and saved Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference from the evil Mysterio. According to Global News, the little girl, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013, passed her time during treatment by reading comic books, and quickly fell for Spider-Man, who she felt was the most human of the superheroes. When the Children's Wish Foundation caught wind of her story, they offered to help little Mable become a real live superhero herself, and the video of her "saving the day" is pretty much the best thing you'll see today.
The scene on Monday went something like this: First, SpiderMable was called into action by a local newscast, reporting that the pro hockey player Ference had been kidnapped. The police implored her to come help. Not long after, SpiderMable arrived at city hall in a limousine, where she was greeted by Spider-Man himself, who came all the way from New York to help her. The dynamic duo then met with Mayor Don Iveson, who briefed them on the case. Given the description of a man with a purple cape and a bubble on his head, SpiderMable quickly identified the kidnapper as Mysterio. Her partner agreed.
After being fitted with brand new web shooters courtesy of the mayor, the team made their way to police headquarters, where they were given more crime fighting tools, and a lead that Mysterio had been spotted at a local mall. (Gasp!) Tipsters then led the pair to an indoor water park at the mall, where they had to save Black Cat by zip-lining over a pool while fans cheered along to SpiderMable's theme song. Yep, it was pretty epic.
The duo then spotted Mysterio on a train, who gave them a clue that led them to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. At the zoo, they found Ference tied up, and saved him by blasting webs (aka silly string) all over Mysterio. A celebratory party followed, and as a show of gratitude for saving their captain, the Oilers have since asked SpiderMable to drop the puck at tonight's game against the Arizona Coyotes.
While the story of SpiderMable is insanely adorable, it isn't the first time a pint-sized superhero has been called into action. Back in November 2013, then-five-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, was asked to defend the city of San Francisco from both the Riddler and the Penguin with the help of Make-A-Wish. His story made headlines around the world.
Make-A-Wish has also assisted an 11-year-old named Kevin from Dallas in becoming Shooting Star and defeating Lord Valkyrie two years ago, and turned 13-year-old Erik Martin from Seattle into Electron Boy back in 2010.
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