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Batman visits local children's hospital

Ariel Barkhurst

7 News

Dec 28, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Dark Knight showed up in South Florida, and it wasn't to battle bad guys.

Lenny "Batman" Robinson came all the way from Maryland to put smiles on the faces of some very special children at Joe DiMaggio's Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Friday morning.

He has the suit, the car and the sidekick, everything a superhero needs. The kids and parents at the hospital are glad he came by to say hello and lift the children's spirits.

The grandmother of one child said, "It's good coz we never had anything like this before, so It's really nice."

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A child's mother added, "He's working with them, so, if you believe in God, just to know that somebody will take the time to travel all over the place to see kids and do the gesture that he has done, yeah, that's a blessing."

The cape crusader has been traveling the country, visiting children's hospitals for more than 10 years.

"It brings cheer, joy and brightness to the children who are in the hospital. They are fighting 24-7 for their lives, and if I can help them that makes me feel amazing," said Batman.

In March of this year, on his way to a children's hospital, police stopped the Batman in his Batmobile because the superhero's emblem was covering his state tag.

But nothing stops Batman, and on Friday he visited children in the hospital and gave them words of encouragement.

"I always ask them to do Batman a favor, and get better and most of the time they'll be like, 'OK, Batman, I will. I will get better,' and that lifts them up," said Batman.

He strutted through the hospital hallways visiting child after child and gave them Batman books and bracelets to remind them to stay strong.

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