Window-washing superheroes scale Children's hospital - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Window-washing superheroes scale Children's hospital

Window washers dressed up as Spiderman, Superman, Captain America and Batman greet patients on the 8th floor of Children's of Alabama hospital. Source: Karen Church/WBRC Window washers dressed up as Spiderman, Superman, Captain America and Batman greet patients on the 8th floor of Children's of Alabama hospital. Source: Karen Church/WBRC
The superheroes climb up the 12 storied Benjamin Russell Building for a bi-annual window washing. Source: Karen Church/WBRC The superheroes climb up the 12 storied Benjamin Russell Building for a bi-annual window washing. Source: Karen Church/WBRC
The superheroes pause on a ledge to pose for fans below. Source: Karen Church/WBRC The superheroes pause on a ledge to pose for fans below. Source: Karen Church/WBRC
Inside the hospital, patients and their families eagerly await a glimpse of the superheroes. Source: Karen Church/WBRC Inside the hospital, patients and their families eagerly await a glimpse of the superheroes. Source: Karen Church/WBRC
Spiderman and Superman climb on the outside of the hospital. Source: Karen Church/WBRC Spiderman and Superman climb on the outside of the hospital. Source: Karen Church/WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Window washers dressed up as superheroes scaled the side of Children's of Alabama hospital Tuesday morning, bringing big smiles to the surprised patients inside.

Superman, Batman, Captain America and Spiderman climbed the outside of the 12-story Benjamin Russell Building at the hospital, pausing to wave through the windows at their young fans.

Some of the patients were dressed up in superhero costumes themselves, donning capes and masked that matched the heroes on the other side of the glass.

Squeegee Cleaning Services partnered with Children's of Alabama to do the bi-annual window cleaning for the building, and made it more exciting for the young patients by wearing superhero costumes on the job.

The hospital is holding a week of "Celebrating Our Superheroes" Sept. 16-20 in honor of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month. During this week, several superhero-themed activities and events have been planned to "celebrate the super heroic battles" the young patients face daily.

We'll have more on this story tonight on FOX6 News at 6 p.m. 

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