Super Hero window washers bring smiles to sick kids

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- This week's Volunteer Spirit goes to a gang that throws any inhibitions out the window, and gets into spandex.

Lydia and Makendree Rollins look out a window in eager anticipation. This is a special day with the promise of special visitors.

It's been a tough few weeks for Makendree. After surgery she has seen complication after complication.

So when they heard to look out the window they joined dozens of other kids at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Soon enough, who should appear but their friendly neighborhood Spiderman. Captain America led the charge against dirty windows while Catwoman used her prowess to clean up behind the boys.

"I think it's a great idea, because my daughter's been in the hospital for a couple of days, and been in and out, and it was something to make her happy and excited, and something different than staying in a hospital bed all day. I thought it was a great idea," says Kyla Rollins, Makendree's mom.

Outside there's only one thing that makes these super window washers scared.

"I'm afraid of looking too cool," jokes window washer Sarah Brooks with Sky Clean Windo Washers.

Yes. Sky Clean window washers are hired to clean the hospital's windows, but they don't have to dress up in spandex and masks on a hot summer day. That's something they did on their own.

"Sometimes I see a lot of delight and excitment, and I'm always a fan of that. Sometimes I see some kids that are obviously pretty sick, and they're hurting. That's kind of rough. I hope that they can enjoy it too," says Brooks.

Going above and beyond; another mark of Volunteer Spirit.

Back inside, the camera phones snap pictures; no doubt meant to be sent to J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle.

"It makes me happy! It's been a rough couple of weeks with recovery for my daughter, and so just to see a smile on her face means the world to me," says Rollins.

This is not the only hospital where Sky Clean employees dress up. They also bring smiles at the children's hospital in Ashveille.