Superhero Clad Children Entertainers Save Kitten From Fire, Hopefully Earned A Fat Tip

batmanParents who are hiring clowns, superheros, or cartoon characters for kiddie birthday bashes, you never know who is under that uniform (well, hopefully you do based on pre-birthday interviews). In the case of one West Virginia neighborhood, a pair of child entertainers morphed into firefighters in a moment of crisis.

The Associated Press reports that Troy Marcum, who was dressed as Captain America, and John Buckland, who was in costume as Batman, were entertaining children at a house in the neighborhood. One home “nearby” reportedly caught fire when the men became aware of smoke.  Fully dressed in their suphero attire, the two men, along with another bystander, ran to the home, “kicked in the door and broke out a window so some smoke could escape.” That’s when they found the one and only victim:

Buckland, a former firefighter, says he crawled into the front room and felt something furry. He grabbed the animal, ran outside and gave it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

No one was hurt in the fire, including the rescuers — though Buckland says the cat hissed and swatted at him when it regained consciousness.

Holy smokes, Batman! Did they STAGE this shiz? Here’s hoping no children were too frightened in the making of that otherwise awesome memory.

(photo: Gretish)

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  • OhHeyDelilah

    Hey Koa

    Sorry – this comment isn’t in response to this article, but there are some seriously violent, derogatory and threatening comments attached to one of the polyamorous mom articles that obviously aren’t being moderated. Can something be done about this? I’m a pretty tough cookie but the vitriol being spewed on this article is really disturbing and is opening threatening towards a number of people responding to the piece. What is the Mommyish commenting policy? How is this stuff moderated? You can find the comments I’m referring to here:

    • Amber

      Eh, a lot of the hatred is aimed at me because for some crazy reason, they think I wrote the article.

      It doesn’t bother me, personally. I can’t speak for the other people attacked though.

    • OhHeyDelilah

      Ugh, that’s revolting. I did see some of that crap being aimed in your direction and it made me pretty mad. Like you, I don’t really take much of that stuff on board on a personal level, but there was just so much hatred in those posts, particularly in response to some of the other commenters, and so much of it was blatantly misogynistic and violent – men saying that the polyamorous mom in question needed to be smacked in her ‘whore mouth’ … I just find that totally unacceptable. And Mommyish is a very female-centric space, with lots of commentary on women’s issues and a heavy stance against violence, slut shaming and other responses to women that degrade their sexuality or their personal sexual choices. I just found it odd/disappointing that there wasn’t a really strong response from the mods.

    • Amber

      Yeah, it was pretty out of character for this site. It seems like someone must have linked the article somewhere else and the posters there came over to comment.

      There were some blatantly homophobic comments as well.

    • OhHeyDelilah

      Right? There were all these commenters who’ve obviously never been here before or since – it was really weird.

    • Koa_Beck

      Thanks, Delilah. I’ll look into it.