Published On: Fri, Jun 18th, 2021

Man Dresses as Spiderman to Help the Less Fortunate

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A Southern California man looking to make a difference in the world doesn’t just act like a superhero—he also dresses like one. Yuri Williams, founder of A Future Superhero and Friends, serves the less fortunate. He visits sick children in the hospital, feeds veterans and the homeless, and more all while dressed as Spiderman and other well-known movie characters. He also runs a free art program during the summer for underprivileged children. Williams said the idea came to him after he lost his mom, Lynda Hubbard, in 2009 after a long battle with cancer. While growing up, his mom, who was a probation officer, helped Williams and other neighborhood kids stay on the right path and always looked to serve her community. Since 2009 when he started the Long Beach, Calif.-based non-profit, Williams has helped more than 100,000 people and visited all 50 states twice, going where he feels support is needed most. Williams said the expression on children’s faces during toy drives and visits from …

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