Purim is here, and nobody’s getting left behind.
The residents of Ichilov Hospital’s children’s ward (in Tel Aviv) were surprised when volunteers dressed as Superman, Batman and Spiderman began scaling the walls of the building using cables attached to the roof, in an effort to reach its inhabitants, on a mission to deliver them mishloach manot, the traditional gifts of food and drink, given before or on Purim. Every single child trapped in a hospital room received a pre-holiday visit from a superhero with a gift bag to match.
The pediatric unit might have been a couple floors up, but that didn’t stop these daring heroes from ensuring that every child, healthy or sick, has the happy Purim they deserved.
Shira Feder is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org